When I started to work I was 20 years old. Very soon I figure out that I can’t work all my life. I like my job so much but go to work everyday and work more than 10 hours daily and also some weekends; it could be a little too much. Because I want to live my life what I want as well. What did I suppose to do?
It was a decision which is correct or not; I was young and had a lot of energy to keep continue work nonstop. Yes, I didn’t look for easy job, less hours work, more flexible… etc. I worked many hours to made extra money and got expert very fast on my business. Therefore, I got promotions very quick and made more money.
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Of course, I went holidays, spent times with my family and friends, wear nice clothes and go out to nice places. I wanted to do all to understand what I really want, what is so enjoyable for me. 5 starts hotel or restaurants are so good to stay or eat but I was happier to stay basic hotel/hostel and get more social. Also, eat with local people and talk with them about their life and culture. I wasn’t so happy to wear suit, make up everyday or go to hairdresser and spend a lot of time in there. Stayed big house, bought big cars…. etc were so nice in the beginning because my freedom and my money. 🙂 But I was more happy to stay in a little apartment. I am so glad to do all these things. Maybe I spent money for all but I understood what I want to do. What happened after that? I just focus to safe money and get retired early. 🙂 Means, go to discover the world and understand to life.
I worked 15 years and last 10 year only, I focus to safe money. I made a list to see I spent money where and how much. I did 3 months and wrote every detail. After that I could decide which details did not necessary or too much. Do not spend money again for that! I don’t need TV, a lot of clothes, shoes, hand bags, some bills, go dinner or out a lot … etc.
I closed the mortgage, sold my big apartment and bought a small one to rent and put money to safe account. I did same thing for my car as well and used more public transportation. I like to see my safe account to growing day by day. So, keep continue. But until when?
Sometimes, suddenly something happened in your life, which is unacceptable! I lost my mother. News came when I was on a holiday. She was only 57 years old and was such a healthy and happy person. I just thought, “Life is short. How long I want to work like that and safe money nonstop. Who knows that I am not going to die tomorrow.”
So, I quit my job. Collect my backpack and started my journey from South America.
Love this! Life is indeed very short. I am 47 with a wife and 2 children (13 and 11) but look forward to travelling once the children are no longer dependent on us. First trip I have planned is Alaska to Argentina by car and up through the east side towards the US and then across the US. Then I plan to do a similar trip to the two of you but by my old motorcycle (A Honda Revere) (around Africa). I would like to see Cape Town. Just need to become financially free first. 🙂
Sounds like a great plan, make it happen!!!