Excited! Inching up!
I’m definitely not the most self-aware person. I’m just not in touch with my feelings – something which my wife tells me often. So I’m starting a series to reflect on what I’m going through post-termination.
As I look back on my first month post termination, I recognize that there is a distinct roller coaster of emotion.
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Shanghai, baby, SHANGHAI! (If you ever watched the movie Swingers)
The second watershed moment that led me to want to be
unemployment-proof was the U.S. immigration process for my wife, whom I met in China.
If I thought my career being in jeopardy because of my employment was stressful, imagine how I felt when I discovered my relationship with my wife might be in jeopardy!
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I wanted all the protection I could get!
Getting back to my story, I must admit that I actually didn’t know about FIRE as a movement until recently. Yet it turns out I had been unconsciously pursuing it for a decade.
And initially I didn’t pursue it out of the dream of living a more fulfilling life. It was fear and anxiety that drove me.
I wanted to become
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Needs more fuel
I’ll take a detour from my origin story to talk about this thing called “Financial Independence Retire Early” or FIRE because not everyone knows what this is.
In fact, it’s a concatenation of two really separate ideas that are not necessarily related, but everyone seems to just lump them together anyway.
And, it has gotten quite controversial lately!
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