"Congratulations! I wanted to know more of your story and found this gem. Looks like you pulled the trigger well ahead of schedule, too. Care to share more details?"
So...divorced Mom and stuck in a nasty job. Spending money to cope. And just not THINKING! Found MMM just last March and he spoke to me on many levels.
The transformation started. I started selling stuff. My Clown Car was actually really hard to let go of. I would read the archives and think, "Yeah, this is ridiculous! " Then I would drive it picturing the top down soon and having fun. I was really tied up in it. Back and forth I went for a couple months. Meanwhile I concentrated on low hanging fruit. Kijiji became my best friend. I optimized all my bills, shaving money off phone, utilities and insurance. Simply stopped spending money - no more eating out, cut my own hair, etc. Stopped the leakiness of my life. Recorded every penny. Got on my bike! Put the green soldiers to work (rainbow soldiers here in Canada ☺). Read up on investing, ERE and JLCollins. More facepunching. Renovated my house into two apartments. Started making money on a side hustle which I love. It all came together and then snowballed. Once I didn't need my real-job-salary for 6 months, I pulled the plug. NOT a conservative move but fueled with a desire for freedom! I feel like great things are possible in my life now.
So far, so good! LOL - it's been 2 awesome days!