My name is Laura and I am so happy this site exists!
I started reading FIRE blogs over a year ago and I became very inspired to re-model my life so that I was living in greater alignment with my values.
At first, I was focused on true FIRE. I started stockpiling cash and investments and was planning to leave the cubicle in 10-12 years.
Then I realized that in 10-12 years, the people I really care about may not be around. I also did not have the time to enjoy what I was working so hard for-- my home and loved ones.
So-- I decided to try the semi-retirement thing. I have enough saved to work a very part time schedule for up to 18 months. In that time, I hope to cultivate different income streams so that I can leave the traditional 9-5 off the table for good.
I chose Every Day by the Lake because I literally live on a lake and love it-- and being here when I want represents control over my time.
Would love any feedback on my site. It’s still new (11 posts) but I am learning and growing every day.
The folks here are so welcoming and knowledgeable. It’s wonderful to have this community. I look forward to connecting with and learning from all of you.
All the best,