I’ve made it known in my writings on the blog and on my twitter feed that I am miserable at my current place of employment. Leadership and culture changes that are toxic, divisive, and distrustful have been so bad for my mental health I had to start seeing a therapist a few years ago to … More Happiness Now or Later? How My Journey to Financial Independence has Helped Me Make that Choice
Hello Dear Readers. I hope all of you have been having a lovely holiday season and end of the year. I personally, am looking forward to some big changes in 2020, continuing to stay healthy, and live my best year yet. I would like to start this expense report by saying that since I started … More December 2019 Family Expense Report
I have been feeling really anxious about a big life change that is coming my way in January. The details are still being finalized so I’m going to wait to discuss it in a future post. For now, let’s just say that it’s imperative that I get my financial shit straight. This is the fourth … More It is Time for Extreme Measures!
This holiday season feels less magical to me and its because I have started my journey to financial independence. I’m going to be completely vulnerable and admit that I’m feeling anxiety about spending money on gifts. I’m behaving much more like Scrooge than Santa. I’m the grump turning the Christmas lights out to save money. … More Financial Independence…Bah Humbug!
Hello Dear Readers, welcome to my fourth expense report. One that I’m happy to say came with zero mathematical errors thanks to the new budgeting app I downloaded onto my iPhone. We had a great month financially thanks to some end of the year reimbursements and bonuses from our employers along with some hard earned … More November 2019 Family Expense Report
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Eugene Ting of Financial Independence Forum. I enjoyed a lovely conversation with him about my FIRE journey, my profession, and why I’m striving for financial independence. Feel free to give it a listen at https://financialindependenceforum.com/crna-on-fire I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. I urge you to … More I was on a podcast!
My husband and I just recently celebrated our wedding anniversary. We haven’t been married that long but I feel that any anniversary, whether it’s a large or small number, deserves to be honored. After all, marriage is tough so let’s celebrate it. We set the precedence on our first anniversary that we would prefer to … More From Fancy Spa Resorts to Camping. How my Pursuit to Reach FIRE has Impacted our Anniversary.