Eighteen months ago, I lost a weight loss bet with Mr. WoW. Part of losing meant that I had to write a guest post for his tasty, Michelin 3-star-rated, Waffles on Wednesday blog. I finally got it finished a couple of weeks ago.
Better late than never?
Life is a lot different without a real job and I could have never predicted it:
- Somehow, I started waking up earlier. If I sleep until 6 am, I’ve slept late.
- I bought crazy things like an elevated living estate and a co-working space.
- I started walking 8-10 miles per day.
- I didn’t start taking naps. In 22 months of retirement, I’d gone to sleep once during the day.
- I came up with a new idea for a comic with semi-insane artwork with poorly drawn stick-figures:
In short, I feel that my time is more constricted than it was when I had a job. My days belongs to me now so I must use them effectively
Buuuuut, not yet!
Montana Money Adventures
I don’t know when Jillian and I first discovered each other’s blogs, but I do remember when I realized that she was an awesome human. When I announced that I was going to speak in public (my first public speaking in 2 decades) and was totally freaking out, Jillian came to the rescue, offering all kinds of awesome advice. I knew she’d be at a blogger conference later that year and I looked forward to meeting her in person. But then, the conference came and we ended up talking for like 2 seconds.
And then, the conference came around again and I was like:
OK, this year, Jillian and I are going to have a real conversation.
And then the conference flew by and we said about 3 words to each other.
So, 2020 is the year that I’ll have a real conversation with Jillian. I hope.
And in the meantime, I think Mrs. Montana may have some big news. Hint:
So, are you? ?— JL Collins (@JLCollinsNH) February 25, 2019
To be continued…
And I almost forgot! The whole reason I’m writing about Jillian is
Waffles On Wednesday
The post I wrote for Mr. WoW is a love-song to the FIRE community. Y’all are my people. I feel comfortable in my own skin around you (rare). I can relate to you. When I visit you, you’re generous and serve my family hot, crunchy waffles:
And you serve
my family me cold, hoppy beer:
So, I wrote a post about the ways the FIRE community has made me a better person. Please click over to Waffles on Wednesday to read the titillating prose.
One more thing: A little bird told me that Mr.
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