Resourceful, not retired

Resourceful, not retired

It’s Tuesday, which means another instalment of Darcy’s adventure in and journey to financial freedom. Make sure you check out the last 3 Tuesday posts for parts 1-3.

Here’s the part where I tell you why I hate the r-word. “Retirement” implies that I’m never going to work again. I’ve been working my butt off for the past ten years to make this dream come true. Since I quit my job, I’ve been working even harder. I don’t see a future where I don’t eventually monetize something I’m working on, or take up a part time job to keep my mind sharp and interact with a regular community on a daily basis. You can calculate your “number,” but my future holds too many uncertainties to confidently say that I’ll never need more money. Since buying a boat, our expenses have been wildly higher than I predicted, which changes the sustainability of our savings. However, we’re resourceful. Finances rarely change overnight, if we need to make adjustments, we’ll likely have a couple years to figure out a solution. I’m not afraid of the challenge.

Let me tell you about my life now. Ten years ago we decided to buy a boat and sail off into the sunset. Two years ago, we bought our dream boat. Six months ago, I spent my final day at a desk job, and I’ve been living life outdoors ever since. At the moment, we’re waiting for the right weather so we can leave Florida and enter our first new country – the Bahamas! I can’t wait to go snorkeling and have a tiny heart attack when I see my first reef shark, or string up our slackline between two palms on a remote tropical island.
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We have one more part to Darcy and Kyle’s story. It’s not all sunsets and tequilas. There have been setbacks.

Tune in next Tuesday to read about them and how they overcame them. Till then, cheerio and think big!!!
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