A personal decision, that only I can make.
Today, I’m starting a blog.This is the story of my journey, told in The Present before it becomes The Past. Click To Tweet
A journey to retirement. A journey through my thoughts, dreams, concerns, and financial philosophy. All pondered and prayed on, and (often most productively) randomly sifted through my mind during those “quieter” times of the day. Lunchtime runs and commutes are beautiful things to stimulate your mind if you seek out the opportunity to THINK instead of just BE. So, I’m writing this only for me at this point, but I harbor a secret fantasy for what will eventually come of it (more on that later, when podcasts and blogs enter the picture…….)
Currently, the “quest” (er, obsession?) has been centered around a predominant theme of “Early Retirement.” Every angle, you name it. Financial, sure? But after you ponder that for several months (years, really, if you’re a lifelong financial hobbyist like me) you start to think about what’s REALLY going to be important in retirement. The list is long, and I’m sure future blogs will dwell into each in due course.
So, summarizing all my thoughts over the last 24+ months of some fairly serious introspection leads to this one word:
noun a state of happiness and satisfaction
Personal choice of mindset: It’s the root that will drive the entire experience. I am deciding now to focus on the things in the light of contentment. If Paul can be content in an undeserved prison (ponder that one for 10 minutes), how can I chose to be any less content than he, regardless of what situation God has in mind for me?
“I, choose to be content.”
For results, stay tuned.
Written April 10, 2015