The first time someone posted an article about The Earth Awaits on a major website, I got a contact email from a from a reader. It explained why the information I presented wasn’t good enough, and helped me understand how to better serve people with concerns I didn’t have much experience with.
Let’s say I made you a bet: You flip a coin 100 times. If it comes up heads every single time, I give you a hundred bucks. If it comes up tails even once, you give me a hundred bucks.
Would you take the bet?
In our September 2016 Financial Statement, we paid off the bill for our wedding, invested a lot, enjoyed our first month of marriage, released a majorly cool new site, and still had time for a little travel!
Taking on an audacious task- achieving early retirement, deadlifting 400 pounds, or completing a complicated project- is all a matter of eating the elephant.
Over the past few months, I’ve been working on something very special. It’s something that has stretched my technical abilities and challenged my willingness to invest a substantial amount of my money into something I believe in. Today, that project is ready, and without exaggerating, I believe it has the ability to change lives.
In August, we got married, got perfect teeth, developed a very secret, hush-hush secret project, and managed to pile a little more onto our net worth, too. It was a hell of a month.
When I last wrote about my experience with dental tourism, I had just returned from my second of three trips to Bangkok in search of excellent dental care at affordable prices. After some time to heal from my last set of surgeries, I headed to Thailand last week to complete my course of treatment.
It’s a momentous day here at Vagabond Central, as the blog quietly turned one year old over the weekend.
Not even paying for our wedding can stop the inexorable march towards FIRE in our July 2016 Financial Statement!
Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sometimes tragic and painful things happen to us, or to the people we love, and we’re at a loss to fit such awful tragedy into our narrative of outrageous optimism. Sometimes we have setbacks. Sometimes we lose people we love.