Retire in Your 30’s…And Then What?
Over the past week I have had a truly enriching dialogue online with Jeremy of GoCurryCracker.com fame.
Jeremy retired in his 30s and has been traveling the world with his wife Winnie.
(Seriously, check out his blog – it is really cool. Living the dream!)
Jeremy and I connected on J. Money’s personal finance blog, Budgets are Sexy.
(This blog is more like a school of eminently practical ways to monetize and economize…check it out as well.)
Jeremy appeared as a guest author. He told the fantastic tale of how he was able to retire in his 30s.
We really got into it in the comments section! My questions dealt a lot with the deeper issues:
- How does someone find meaning in life once they don’t have to work?
- Really, once they don’t have to do anything?
- How do you structure your time?
- Or do you structure your time at all?
Here’s how I put it:
What about a daily discipline for personal growth? Doing what you want when you want is ideal, but at the same time, we need to “remake” ourselves from a self-development point of you. And that involves doing the push-ups, or going for the run, or sitting down for the meditation, or whatever other “work” on ourselves we need to do. Without such a discipline, we can get mentally and physically soft, and less effective in our life’s work. Is there a place for this in your life? Do you feel it is important?
Check out the full exchange. It was a delight to “go deep” with Jeremy.
What about you? How would you spend your time if you didn’t have to spend it in any particular way?