I’m not feeing it. No time and no energy.
But one quick thought: If you’re FI and quit your job, you’re going to find out who you are really quick. You don’t have to work for money anymore and you’re liberated to do whatever you want. What are you going to do when your decisions aren’t guided by money?
This COVID thing is a bit like FIRE. In many ways, the virus has stripped our lives down and now we’re learning how to be happy with a simpler existence. We’re spending a lot more time with our families and our thoughts. If you weren’t happy before, you’re probably less happy now.
Both FIRE and COVID will lay your life bare. Both will amplify the best and worst parts of your life.
We’re all going to come out of this a little different. I hope that’s a good thing.
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I’m calling BS. No energy….I get it….no Time ?
I have clean cars, clean closets, clean junk drawers, clean office papers
No Time does not compute for me right now.
My wife agreed it’s good for both of us that I have been playing more call of duty than usual.
I need to up my workouts….I wish the weather would cooperate a little.
It’s much more motivating for me to workout outside than inside.
Mr. 1500 Days says
It’s hard with the kids. I’m still trying to get projects done, but now it’s homeschool during the day and squeeze in projects during evenings and weekends. Building stuff is good for my mental health, so while I’ve cut it back, I don’t want to stop it completely.
Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life says
I have no idea where any of the “plenty of time” people are coming from. ?
Between 2 full time jobs, a full time kid who needs to be educated, two full time dogs … and everyone home needing to be fed and walked and all that stuff every single day, we are generally barely keeping head above water.
Are you having to do a full homeschool curriculum with the kids or do you have the flexibility to ease up on it a little bit from day to day?
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I’m still working but questioning ‘why?’ more and more every day, despite the overall portfolio being down 9% YTD. The wife being home due to school closing has her buying in more and more of late, so maybe not that much longer….
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You said it right, “learning how to be happy with a simpler existence.” I’ve been thinking about resilience a lot lately and its a skill we don’t tend to think about when times are good. There is a takeaway from all of this, understanding where our fears come from. Stay strong in Longmont.
BC | FrugalWheels says
I can totally relate. I usually have energy for some things, but not all the things. I took a break from my blog this weekend, and now I’m playing around with a new posting day of the week, which means a different workflow. It’s good to put our energy into the things we care about, and not try to force it sometimes. Plus, I love the frog! Our office has a frog mascot our graphic designer found in a plant at her house. HouseFrog is back at her house now, happily eating crickets.
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I am from Vietnamese.
Life becomes slower it helps us need more solidarity. I wish this world would overcome this difficult period. an obsession called covid 19
I love world