Hey hey all! I only recently discovered Rockstar Finance through the blog directory. After browsing through far too many posts to count, I ran into these forums - which I'm thinking will be a fun place to explore.
I recently started blogging about minimalism, mindfulness and financial independence at Minafi ( https://minafi.com ).
I’m 35, married with a dog, childfree (for now and the future). I grew up in St. Petersburg, FL and moved 2 hours away to Orlando for college at UCF. I had a bumpy road there where I started as Undecided, switched to Computer Science, changed to Management Information Systems and ended up in Information Technology (with a Digital Media minor mostly complete).
Since then, I've worked mostly creating web applications at various companies, as well as my own random sites.
As for why minimalism, FI and mindfulness? The full story is on my blogs about page, but the tl;dr is that someone close to me passed away. They left me all of their possessions, which was a catalyst for realizing just how much stuff I have in my life. The inheritance gave me a starting point to understand FI, causing me to understand investing, or lose that opportunity.
I decided to start writing about these areas as I've been investing more of my own time understanding them, with the hope of both understanding them better, and sharing whatever I learn.
Think what I'm most excited about from joining this forum, is being in an atmosphere of many other creators and people pursuing their passions. I know when I surround myself with passionate people, I tend to achieve more than I would otherwise, so looking forward to seeing where things go!