race 2015

I have fallen off track.

It’s been nearly a month since I’ve written a post. And I’m disappointed in myself for that. When I started this blog, I told myself I’d never go longer than a week without creating a post and I have failed. Failed miserably. I wanted to be committed. And for the past 30 days, I haven’t been.

I wanted to help people find the success that my husband and I have found. It’s important for me to teach others how to make the most of their money and get on the track to early retirement. I didn’t have anyone to do that for me. Neither did my husband. Everything we currently know, we learned through trial and error. I’d love if people could skip some of the mistakes that we made and my goal is truly to help readers avoid some of these pitfalls. (Believe me, you’ll thank me later!)


Kiwi and my husband at the Mount Sherman trailhead. They are on track! I will get back there today!

How’d I get so far off track?

This last month, I fell into the rut of daily life as we prepared for some big changes in our little household. My husband started a new job. We are moving to a new city. I am starting remote work to keep my current job. We put bids in numerous offers on investment properties, and got absolutely none of them. (I’ll give you the full story on this in another post!) These were good offers too. One of them was even accepted. But it turns out the sellers were shady. The house had a flooding problem that hadn’t been addressed. So we just pulled out of that contract and are awaiting our earnest money to be returned to us. And to top it off, a close family member of mine is getting ready for a biopsy. Honestly, with everything going on, I felt exhausted by the time I got home from work. So I stopped writing. (By the way, I totally get that everything I just wrote is a first world problem!)

Turns out, you don’t realize how much you miss something until you stop doing it for a while. I am laying in my bed tonight when I should be sleeping. But this feels good. It feels like I’m contributing again. I could have fallen asleep instead of writing, but what’s the point in waiting even one more day. So I’m starting now.

What I’m doing right now.

My Promise going forward

You need a partner, whether it be a spouse or a good friend, to put you back on track. My husband reminded me why I set out to do with this blog.  He is very good at pushing me forward and he knows exactly how to motivate me.

And so despite how busy life gets, I’m back. I am promising to write and publish at least 2 blog posts per week that will teach you about how to retire early. In there, I’ll teach you some tricks I’ve learned along the way on how to make your money work for you, especially as it relates to travel.

So hopefully you’ll welcome me back with open arms and together we will walk the path to early retirement!

Ah, it feels good to be back!


The author Jodine

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