The Joy of Doing Nothing

The dragonflies are out, which means that fall is around the corner. In Japan (or at least in Hokkaido, where I live) when the dragonflies are flitting back and forth in the air, that means that the weather has cooled and it’s time to put away the swimsuits and the beach sandals. For me, though, that means I’d done with summer break and need to … Continue reading The Joy of Doing Nothing

Triggered

WARNING: Political Rant so please skip this post if this makes you uncomfortable. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Ralph Ellison, Author Invisible Man I am shaking, shaking, shaking. I don’t know where else to air these feelings out, but I figured I’d do it on this blog. It’s not just about personal finance, after all. Part of this blog … Continue reading Triggered

Feels Like FIRE

58 Days. I haven’t been working for 58 days, which is about two months. I still can’t get over that. In a way, it really feels like I’m living the financially independent lifestyle. I get up and do whatever I want. I can choose to read or write a blog. If I want to go for a run, I lace up my sneakers and zip … Continue reading Feels Like FIRE

Free Time

I haven’t been working since the third week of February. It’s been six weeks since I’ve been teaching actual students. We’ve had meetings and informal sessions at work, but I haven’t been back in the classroom to interact with any of my students.  And to be honest, I don’t really miss it. I think I really am ready to move on from this job. Which … Continue reading Free Time