Reading Mavis' blog about one hundred dollars a month is giving me some major jealousy (ha) and encouragement. She is only buying essentials this year to pay their mortgage off early so they can move to the east coast. This is what is driving her. So I am going to let an "early retirement" drive me. I'm not quite sure what my restrictions will be. I've got to put pen to paper to write it down and how much I think I will be saving but I heard something yesterday about how a idea without a plan is basically just an idea with no hope. I can't remember the whole thing but that is the jest of it. I'm going to come up with a plan. Just saying I'm only going to buy essentials is kind of vague to me because essentials can mean different things to different people. What are my essentials? That is what I have to explore. What can I give up without feeling like a hermit? What can I take on to help me achieve my dream? Where can I cut expenses and perhaps what area or areas will those expenses increase to help me achieve my dream? Do I know of anyone around me locally who can be an encouragement? Who can give me a kick in the pants to get me back on track? Who can offer a shoulder to lean on? Who can be a wealth of knowledge?
I've got a lot to think about it, don't I? Thank you to Mavis and to all my readers who help me even though they have no idea