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October 31st, 2020 at 03:28 am

I started blogging here twelve years ago. I lost all of my entries a while back when the site had technical problems; I was never able to recover any it. Anyway, here I am. Life has taken many turns in those twelve years. We put our two sons through school with no debt, invested in rental property, I left my well-paying job, found a part-time job that I loved making a fraction of what I was making, hubby retired and we tried snowbirding in Florida, but it did not work out, COVID hit and changed our lives (for some more than others and the battle continues), went back to teaching and I'm debating whether to return next year and as of this weekend, we will be empty nesters. Our last bird is spreading his wings.

It's been quite the ride, but I feel like I'm in a good place in my life. Frugality and gratitude has been the force behind all of our success. I regret nothing. I've win some and lost some.  I am certain that we will continue to navigate calm and choppy waters for the rest of our lives.

We've made tons of progress paying extra on our mortgage principal. Hopefully, we can continue to do this, if not, I'm not sweating it. At 51 years old, I've placed a high value on a stress free life. I don't need fancy anything; I'm content. I feel blessed beyond measure and for that I am so very thankful. 

Hope you are all well!


3 Responses to “Update”

  1. Wink Says:

    Life is certainly full of ups and downs! Managing stress and focusing on the things that truly bring us joy are so important along the way.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    "Calm and choppy waters" is a good way to put it!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Content is the key; glad you are and can appreciate what you have. You've done quite well being frugal as well as grateful.

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