Vanguard Flew Me to PHX & Subsequently Rejected Me

by on April 21, 2017

My life just keeps getting crazier. You’ll recall that when my initiatives to land a Cruise Ship job failed, I applied to a financial institution out of frustration. That lead to a phone screen. I…


When Life’s Disappointing, Just Roll With It.

by on April 5, 2017

A couple weeks ago, I was brought back down to reality. It seems that I was overconfident in my abilities to drastically change industries. Instead of an exciting happy blog post about how everything is working…

Life Travel

Nomadic Leisure Doesn’t Work For Me.

by on March 21, 2017

Some comments on my recent post mentioned that maybe what I really needed was a career change rather than a mini retirement. I don’t necessarily disagree with this, but the lack of work is not…


Accomplish One Thing Per Day

by on March 17, 2017

Since embarking on what was once deemed a “pretend retirement”, I’ve had a goal of accomplishing one task per day. One thing I disliked about some of my travel adventures in the past was that…


My First Day Off Work

by on March 2, 2017

I didn’t have to go to work yesterday. I have to be honest that I haven’t felt much inspiration with this blog lately. I’ve been questioning how much I want to throw out to the…

Life Travel

The Camp Mustache Experience

by on January 17, 2017

I Survived Camp Mustache! This past weekend was a new experience. The closest parallel I can come up with is when I went to Bloggers in Sin City back in May 2011 and May 2012. The…

Life Money Taxes

The $17,000 Christmas Present.

by on December 19, 2016

 I opened a Donor Advised Fund at Fidelity Charitable! If you’ve been paying attention, I’ve been going back and forth on whether I should put $5k in a DAF.  For a few days, I even convinced…

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