The Pilot Episode

Welcome! Welcome to My Early Retirement Journey.

About Me: Today is Feb 20, 2018 and as of today, I am a single 30-something, openly Christian human woman. I love watching TV while eating takeout, and I want to retire early. I currently work as a consultant in a tele-health call center making around $40/hr. I started my professional life in 2015 at the ripe ole age of 31 after a few false starts. I spent 2016 paying off about $10,000 worth of credit card debt. I spent 2017 paying off about $20,000 in private student loans; I still have about $300,000 in federal student loans for which I am currently on an income-based repayment plan for the next 25 years, give or take.  I started really getting into savings and investing late 2017 when I stumbled upon the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) community.  In 2018, I made the decision to try to save for a sabbatical and maybe if all goes well continue the journey to early retirement.

What’s this blog about? I started this blog to chronicle my journey to early retirement or a sabbatical as either is still ten to twenty years away. That’s a long time for a millennial and at times can be really discouraging.  While my content’s focus has morphed several times  just within the first year,  ultimately my blog documents my journey as a single 30-something navigating life as a single woman, life as single woman in her thirties, the personal side of personal finance, and my desire to leave the workforce on my own terms aka early retirement.  I don’t have it all figured out. I don’t think anyone does. So if you’re looking for a value-add or how to live your life to the fullest and bestest (not a word), keep looking.  If this were reality TV, this would be my story. My blog is a simple account of my story as it happens. Come along for the ride. I urge you!

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