Author Topic: What do you love about FI or FIRE?  (Read 11130 times)

mara

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Re: What do you love about FI or FIRE?
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2017, 06:05:00 AM »
I love the first flush of pink in the early morning sky, as I sit up in bed with a cup of tea and the paper, and give thanks for a slow and peaceful start to the day.
I love a cold rainy Monday afternoon with the fire on and a good book, knowing I don't have to go to the supermarket on the way home, or come in late to a cold house and start dinner.
I love taking my friends' baby for a long walk once a week so his Mama can catch up on things.
I love spending all day in the garden and not knowing what the time is.
I love not waking in the night worried about patients.
I just love being free.

Kai Te Pai, that is absolutely beautiful!  Almost poetic. :)

I second that!

mara

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Re: What do you love about FI or FIRE?
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2017, 06:46:10 AM »
I love the freedom to reinvent myself.

I love being my own patron of the arts, having time to explore what interests me, and not worrying about sales. 

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Re: What do you love about FI or FIRE?
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2017, 07:21:19 PM »
This thread must be kept alive!

Sleep:) As much as I want and I wake up so refreshed for the day!

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Re: What do you love about FI or FIRE?
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2017, 12:49:12 AM »
I love the existential feeling of being lost and constantly thinking and searching for the true meaning of life and the best way to spend mine, now that basically every (reasonable) option is open to us.

It doesn't help that we have citizenship on 4 different continents as well...

We're constantly thinking new ideas and plans - paradox of choice problem I guess.

Anyway life is good and we're happy doing exactly what we want to almost (2 toddlers) all the time :-)
We FIRE'd at age 28 (me) and 29 (Mrs. OneWayFamily) and are now trying to travel to every country on Earth - it takes longer with 2 toddlers!

If you'd like to keep track of where we're at - check out our photos @ Instagram or our lame attempt at a blog at onewayfamily.com

kei te pai

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Re: What do you love about FI or FIRE?
« Reply #54 on: July 30, 2017, 04:04:23 AM »
I love the feeling of a new life, opportunity, and energy. I am so grateful everyday for the chance to live free of worry about money and work responsibility. Its hard to explain but its like growing younger. Im fitter and happier , more optimistic, more peaceful in spirit, and above all profoundly grateful for all I have been given in this life. I have more money than I have ever had before but no material desires or needs. Lifestyle deflation here.
Got the sun in the morning and the moon at night- who could ask for anything more.