Happy New Year!

Good Day FI-Seekers (and ACHIEVERS! You know who you are).

Just popping in to say, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Aren’t you glad 2021 is over? I sure am. That said, 2022 isn’t really seeming much better at the present moment, at least not in my neck of the woods. COVID is rampant. It’s frickin’ cold. I am still not FI.

All that said, the traditional “New Year” motivation has kicked in for me. I’m eating better, exercising, and starting new side hustles. I’m updating my YNAB budget and fostering relationships. I’m writing a blog post for the first time in months. I’m complaining about the school system. Ok, that last one isn’t really traditional…except for the last couple of years.

Anyhoo, what’s new with you? What’s happening in your FI world? Are you trying any new strategies to become financially independent? Or improve your already FI life? As always I have a couple things on the go, but I’ll talk more about that later.

I’m hoping to post more often in the coming weeks and months. Posts may be more “loosey goosey” and ramble-y like this one and less math and precision and numbers and reports. BORRRINGGG. Maybe we can talk more about the emotional and psychological side of personal finance. Or not. I’m not sure what this is going to look like. Therefore, I present you a random picture of my grown up baby. I call this one “Toilet Cat”:

Picture of Anakin the cat on the back of the toilet
“Toilet Cat” – November 2021



6 Replies to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Happy New Year Kitty! (And T)
    Looking forward to your posts. I would be very interested in reading about th psychological aspects you mention.

  2. Happy New Year T!!

    I really don’t get into the new year ‘motivation’. Maybe I should, but I am more of a plans person than goals. That said, my plans have been a bit nebulous recently. It’s interesting that now that I have sort of officially said I’m not working this year. It has lead to more anxiety than ever before. Even though I know the numbers are solid, I just can’t shake the feeling of not earning. In all likelihood I be able to work a few 1 week shifts and cover my Coast FI expenses anyway. It’s just a mindset shift I didn’t expect. I think this is why so many people suffer 1 more year syndrome. Anyway, hoping to do more Real Estate projects this year. It’s all about the passive income!!!


    1. I think you gotta do what works in terms of goals and plans. It is VERY EXCITING what you are doing this year! I hope you can realize your real estate dreams! I have no doubt you will. It is all about the passive income, and I need to capitalize on that as well.

  3. Happy New Year, T! Happy to see another update from you.

    Things are good for us. My husband is cooking up a storm with all his newfound time. At the rate he’s going, I think we will all be many pounds heavier this time next year, LOL.

    But I can’t complain—I’m thrilled to not have to be the chief cook in our house anymore! He’s loving it, too, so it’s a win-win. 🙂

    I wish you and your family (including your kitty) all the best for 2022.

    1. I’m so happy to hear you are well and being fed VERY well it sounds like! Definitely something I would like to do more of too. I still haven’t lost the covid weight…I just need to keep it from continuing to uhhh expand.

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