No FI Number

No FI number. While I dream of financial independence, lately I realized I don’t want to define a number. I have a goal obsessive personality. When I set hard, measurable goals, I become hyper focused to deliver results.

Examples below:

          Graduate in 3 years from undergrad

          Finish master’s in 1 year following undergraduate studies

          Complete MBA following master’s.

          List goes on

 Overall, it’s helped my life. It’s a reason I have been able to pull myself out of poverty. There is a reason I succeed. BUT there is one downside. I miss out on smelling the roses and sometimes this leads to burnout. A goal obsessive personality, also comes with anxiety. My husband reminds me I need to slow down. There are times he frustrates me because I don’t know how to slow down in the grand scheme of things. But it really goes back to a theme.

I need to enjoy life. I say this every year. If I keep repeating and making it a goal, eventually I will get there, right?

I was just reviewing our budget for 2017. We really are not crazy spenders. It shows in our monthly budget. Yes, we eat out, more than we probably should, but it is an indulgent. I love food. My hubby likes it when I’m happy. Wink!

The truth is I’m trying to automate financial transactions so I become less obsessive over our financial operations. After spending so much time at work, my non-working time is limited. I want to focus more again on exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

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  • Amen to a healthy lifestyle!!! I recently got back into the gym in December. I had been going before but wasn’t pushing myself like I should have been. Now that I joined a bootcamp it’s kicking my butt and I’m loving every minute of it.

    I found in my 20s that I obsessed about my finances but now that I’m in my 30s and have figured out how I want to spend and save I don’t check my accounts nearly as much.

    I’ve found there are other things that I would rather do with my time :)
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  • My goal this year is also balance. I work a corporate job, so any money from teaching yoga is bonus. I keep having opportunities for more classes or sub spots, and want to keep a balance, so that I have time to take classes, and have fun too. That’s why I refuse to set a teaching goal for this year, and if someone else wants the sub spot, it’s not that big of a deal.
    All the best in 2017!

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