goals and milestones

How’s Life 2 Years After Early Retirement?

07.24.2014
How's Life 2 Years After Early Retirement?

It’s been 2 years since I left my corporate job and I’m still retired. Yes! I still remember the elation I felt as I drove away from the office for the last time with Van Halen’s Right Now blasting in the car. Time flies when you’re having fun and these past 2 years flashed by in a blink. I am living life on my own terms without someone (besides my son and wife) dictating how I spend my time. That freedom alone made quitting the corporate job worth it. Let’s see how we’re doing after 2 years without a full […]

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Are You Living The Life You Want?

07.14.2014
are you living the life you want? Life is short

Life is short. That’s what I figured out when I hit my 30s. Before that, I never gave much thought to the impermanency of things. I guess I’ve been lucky and I didn’t lose too many friends and family when I was young. As I got older, I became much more conscious of friends, family, coworkers, and even celebrities who passed away. Micheal Jackson, Christopher Reeve, Patrick Swayze, Steve Irvin, John Ritter are all people I grew up with and they all died pretty young. They made me realized that I have to find happiness now and not put it off […]

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2014 Goals Midyear Review

06.27.2014
2014 midyear goals review

Can you believe that 2014 is half over? As usual, it’s amazing how fast time flies. That’s the main reason why I want to retire early. Life is really short, so why spend every weekday doing something I don’t like. Not that I’m just goofing off all day now that I’m semi-retired. This stay at home dad/blogger gig keeps me busier than I ever imagined. However, I still made some New Year resolutions for 2014 because we all need those long term goals to keep life interesting. Midyear is the perfect time to see how we’re doing on those goals […]

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A Perfect Day At TEDxPortland

04.16.2014
A Perfect Day At TEDxPortland

Last weekend, Mrs. RB40 went to TEDxPortland and she is kind enough to share her experience with us. Have you been to an inspirational event like this? Check out some of the talks online and let her know what you think. A space filled with 3,000 people can cause major paralysis to a super introvert such as myself.  But I really wanted to attend a TED event and finally got to do so at this past weekend’s 4th ever TEDxPortland. I missed the first three years due to other obligations, so when someone I knew who happened to be a […]

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