Hello world! After more than a decade as an avid reader of a wide variety of blogs, I’m dipping my toes in the water and launching my own personal finance blog.
I hope to use this little corner of the internet for sharing tips on personal finance and designing a life you love while documenting my own journey towards financial independence. With any luck you’ll find it entertaining, encouraging and inspiring.
Why Financial Independence?
At the start of this journey, it feels like one of those big, scary goals. The ones that seem like they’ll never happen. But my family is in a position where if we put our minds to it, the possibility of success is real. And I believe that even if we take a slower path, starting the journey is worthwhile.
More than anything I’m yearning for flexibility. I really enjoy my corporate job, but face time is important and frequent travel is expected. And as so many moms find, the logistics of balancing work and home are tough. One minute I think I’ve got this, the next I worry no one is getting the best of me.
What’s your plan?
I’m still figuring that one out. I do know that I only have one shot at this life and I want to make it my own. It’s time to to sort out what aspects of my current lifestyle are driven by true passion, versus a fear of not having, or being enough.
What matters most to you?
My family and friends, raising my children to be strong, loving and conscious global citizens, advancing causes I believe in and leaving my family a legacy they are proud of.
Why a personal finance blog?
Personal finance is a topic I’ve been passionate about for ages. It’s endlessly fascinating and there’s always something new to learn. I love writing and design, so blogging is a natural fit. Many personal finance blogs are on my must read list, but it’s tough to find writers in the genre who truly speak to me. I figured if I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for, why not join the conversation and create it.
Do you hope to retire early?
I’m a total type-A personality and the idea of a traditional early retirement gives me hives. But I crave the flexibility that financial independence provides. The freedom to take bigger risks. And I’ve always been drawn to the role of entrepreneur. To creating and working in a creative field. To setting my own schedule and potentially providing meaningful work for others. To being present more, adding value to my local community and having the time to explore the wider world slowly.
Here goes nothing…