Sunday, May 11, 2008

One Day At A Time

I'm getting my lunch ready for another work week. I'm not looking forward to the week but it is better than being unemployed. Everyday that I go to work I am one day closer to succeeding with my retirement plan.

Last week, when I was playing with my mortgage spreadsheet, I figured out that I could pay it off in a year and a half if I sold off my stocks, RV, sold most of my possessions and used my emergency fund. I would be broke but free from my mortgage. Then I could live off of the rental income. I don't think I could really sell EVERYTHING but the thought of being free in a year and a half is very nice. At least I know that I could do it if I wanted to. Some days even a year and a half seems too long. Too bad I can't sell the house now. I'm feeling philosophical because I am 36 today and I want to retire before I'm 40. 4 more years. 4 years is plenty of time if I keep being thrifty.

2 comments:

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday! Okay, I'm one day late, and I already wished you happy birthday on Facebook, but it would be fun to wish you happy birthday again here!

Daizy said...

Thanks again!