One of the greatest compliments that I think I can ever receive in life is if someone who really knows me tells me the following:
“Jay, I’ve known you for a long time now, and you’re always the same dude.”
The above comment might not seem like much, and albeit it can read rather vague if there’s no context behind it, but for a simple dude like myself, that’s really all I want out of life.
Let me elaborate a bit…
It’s no secret that
When I reached my mid 20s, you could say I reached an important crossroads of sorts. I’m not sure if I was going through the moment of arriving at my own version of “quarter life crisis” but many things didn’t feel right, and I felt like I was trapped in life.
Granted, on the surface, many things seemed to be going well
I’ve been a contrarian my entire life… Wait, you might want to scratch that and just outright say OUTCAST, which might be a better term to use… I mean, ever since I was a little kid, I kind of always knew that I was different from the majority of my peers…
From my earliest memories, I remember another little kid telling me
When it comes to early FI, I think the end game for all of us is to find a way to maximize our time on this planet. As everyone well knows, time is finite and thus the ultimate currency in the Game of Life. Over the years, more and more folks are realizing this stark truth, and I think that’s why the concept of FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) continues to grow in popularity and more and more peeps are out there attempting it.
I’ve been blogging about my own FIRE journey since 2012, and well, I can honestly say that