It’s 20 July 2018 and it’s -3 outside.
Early retirement, which looks like this in my mind:
could not feel further away.
But, wait. What’s that?
The tiny green counter in the corner of my computer screen has ticked over to 1999 Days Until Early Retirement. A rush of endorphins lights me up and my hair stands on end. We cracked the 2000 mark!
I grab a pen and paper, and attempt some math (No need to double-check this, it’s correct. Super correct. Very, very correct.):
1999 Days Until Early Retirement
Minus 286 weekends = 1427 Weekdays Days Until Retirement
Minus 75 public holidays = 1352 Work Days Until Retirement
Minus, 30 [cough] sick days = 1322 Work Days Until Retirement
Minus 116 leave days = 1206 Work Days Until Retirement
Minus 78 days LSL = 1128 Total Work Days Until Retirement
Only 1128 work days until this:
So, are we on track to actually retire early? Or is all this math just therapy?
Early Retirement Progress Report
|Finance||B-||Sound progress. Applied most of the advice of Financial Advisor. Needs to save more.|
|Happiness||B+||Studying well the mysterious art of happiness and applying it to the present.|
|Parenting||C+||MTG showed improvement in last 100 days, but needs to work harder. Maggie is a natural mum.|
|Materialism||A-||Well done. Sold off lots of unnecessary crap. Shopping for entertainment way down.|
|Career||B-||MTG secured new job and happiness increasing. Maggie improving on work-life balance.|
|Social & Community||C+||Improving, but needs to get involved with the community more.|
|Health||A-||Did well to give up alcohol. Probably shouldn't have substituted sugar for it.|