Today marks Five Years of financial freedom.
music selection: “For My Sake” — Shinedown
It was 5OCT2012 when I walked out of the office at Baker Hughes for the final time. I was on the insider roster and trusted with all kinds of important company secrets but they escorted me out anyway. Just in case I had a mind to steal a coffee pot or something on the way out. Huge faceless corporations are peculiar creatures.
I celebrated today with a McDonald’s Egg and Sausage McMuffin for breakfast around 10:00 AM and then a glorious nap. Because I can do that on any given Thursday now. Let me tell you. It feels great.
I tell you these things not to brag but to motivate. The people in my personal circle are doing very little to secure their retirement in most cases. They overspend. They under-invest. And they bust their butts trying to make as much money as they can in a career they hate. That is no way to live.
So I offer the Velociraptor Challenge today. Declare your intentions in the comments. What is your target date to walk away from conventional work for good? Take a stand. And…
Devour your prey raptors!