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lhamo

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1500 on: January 06, 2018, 02:22:22 PM »
So here I am, a month into FIRE, and I just last night had the epiphany that I might *not* have doomed spouse & me to financial ruin by leaving my job. I say this not to be a downer, but in case anyone else has been struggling with the transition while watching other people post about their delirious post-FIRE happiness and hoping to get some of that soon.

Brains are funny things.

Indeed.  I was riddled with horrible anxiety for a couple of days because it appears I grossly underestimated what our 2017 tax bill will be.   The difference is less than 1% of our stash.  In the grand scheme of things, it is next to nothing, and we could earn it back through part time work this year if we decide it is important enough to do so.  But that rationalization is not good enough for my Inner Bag Lady spirit animal, of course.  She is insisting that this is the first tile of the Domino Display of Doom that is going to sink us into financial and spiritual doom.

Does anybody know if there is a version of xanax that you can feed to your Inner Bag Lady to make her chill the fuck down? 
Wherever you go, there you are

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1501 on: January 06, 2018, 08:50:23 PM »
Does anybody know if there is a version of xanax that you can feed to your Inner Bag Lady to make her chill the fuck down?

Pretty much Xanax will do that. Or possibly THC/CBD, if they are legal where you live.

Sometimes meditation can help too, but for me it's kind of hit or miss.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1502 on: January 06, 2018, 10:30:55 PM »
Does anybody know if there is a version of xanax that you can feed to your Inner Bag Lady to make her chill the fuck down? We

I've heard group therapy (aka attending meetups) helps :-).

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1503 on: January 15, 2018, 07:43:28 AM »
So here I am, a month into FIRE, and I just last night had the epiphany that I might *not* have doomed spouse & me to financial ruin by leaving my job. I say this not to be a downer, but in case anyone else has been struggling with the transition while watching other people post about their delirious post-FIRE happiness and hoping to get some of that soon.

Brains are funny things.

They are, indeed!

We've made our piece with it and will FIRE in May 2018.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1504 on: January 24, 2018, 07:58:50 AM »
Whelp, I quit my job back in December and forgot to report in! But I'm really a SWAMI, working adjunct when I want to for my old employer. Still figuring out things like routines for my day! I'm experimenting. About to go on a two week trip for fun. Anyway, sorry for the late check-in, just wanted to say hi and congrats to everyone.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1505 on: January 26, 2018, 11:29:33 AM »
Hi there!

I was surprised not to find topics (maybe there are some that I did not find) for target FIRE years: eg. 2017, 2018, 2019, etc. Anyone aware of such threads or interested in creating some? I think it would be interesting to share the last miles with people having the same target date.

Jack

There is a stickied thread titled Class of"/Cohort -- What year will you FIRE? which contains a list.

Yo we are in that thread right now.  I guess this was the first of such threads

It looks like the third of such threads, at least in chronological retirement order, don't know when the threads were started.
That master list is updated to reflect your final list. Is it up to date?

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1506 on: February 03, 2018, 08:45:24 PM »
Has anyone thought about personal goals for 2018? Maybe we can post them here to help keep each other accountable.

Now that we have all this free time let's make them audacious!

Here are mine:

Spend half an hour of focused time with each of my children daily
Get to 13% body fat
Guitar: Gold star everything up to level 8 and silver star everything up to level 10 in yousician (a guitar teaching app)
Be able to carry out a basic conversation in Cantonese
Learn to tack and gybe on a windsurfer



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1507 on: February 03, 2018, 10:53:50 PM »
Lose 60 more lbs (already lost 40 since fire!)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1508 on: February 03, 2018, 11:32:05 PM »
Lose 60 more lbs (already lost 40 since fire!)

That's awesome. Congrats!!!



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1509 on: February 03, 2018, 11:38:31 PM »
Has anyone thought about personal goals for 2018? Maybe we can post them here to help keep each other accountable.

Now that we have all this free time let's make them audacious!

Here are mine:

Spend half an hour of focused time with each of my children daily
Get to 13% body fat
Guitar: Gold star everything up to level 8 and silver star everything up to level 10 in yousician (a guitar teaching app)
Be able to carry out a basic conversation in Cantonese
Learn to tack and gybe on a windsurfer

Interested in yousician!  Highly reccomend?

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1510 on: February 04, 2018, 12:17:31 AM »
Has anyone thought about personal goals for 2018? Maybe we can post them here to help keep each other accountable.

Now that we have all this free time let's make them audacious!

Here are mine:

Spend half an hour of focused time with each of my children daily
Get to 13% body fat
Guitar: Gold star everything up to level 8 and silver star everything up to level 10 in yousician (a guitar teaching app)
Be able to carry out a basic conversation in Cantonese
Learn to tack and gybe on a windsurfer

Great idea! My current focus is to lose the 8 pounds I've put on in the last couple of years (and not find them again).


My (admittedly kinda lame) blog on topics having to do with stuff, paring down your stuff to nothing, travel, and misc: www.baggypop.com

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1511 on: February 04, 2018, 01:57:57 AM »
Has anyone thought about personal goals for 2018? Maybe we can post them here to help keep each other accountable.

Now that we have all this free time let's make them audacious!

Here are mine:

Spend half an hour of focused time with each of my children daily
Get to 13% body fat
Guitar: Gold star everything up to level 8 and silver star everything up to level 10 in yousician (a guitar teaching app)
Be able to carry out a basic conversation in Cantonese
Learn to tack and gybe on a windsurfer

Interested in yousician!  Highly reccomend?

It's awesome. I'm completely addicted. It turns those early stages of struggling with an instrument into a fun game.

Yousician supports guitar, ukulele and piano so there's lots to choose from too.

Here's what I'm like after about 24 hours using the app.

https://clyp.it/sxkbiocw

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