Sunday, 29 April 2018
143 Pay Days Left
Back in this post HERE I speculated that Mrs HM and I had over 500 weeks left till we retire ..... that realisation actually made me pretty cranky as this date had blown out considerably from our original plans. So we sat down and agreed to go back to our original plan.
Reverting back to our original plan means that we now will be able to be able to retire in 143 paydays, all things remaining the same. We have not changed the end game about how we would like to retire - it is pretty much exactly the same as when I wrote about it HERE.
We got ourselves 'a bit' off track with some rather grander plans for retirement and other daft stuff we mused about doing before retiring .... this got us off track and doubled the years till our retirement. It is amazing how a couple of extra lifestyle decisions can blow out a great plan.
So we are back on track, back to being content with our simple plan. Yes, I know things can go wrong and life bowls curved balls, but you have to have a plan right?!
What I have learned from all this is that it is OK to say "I was wrong, let's backtrack". Sometimes we need to walk down a certain road to realise it is not the right road (or someone else's road), do a U turn and go back to where we were.
One of my downfalls is that I am a tinkerer. Being a tinkerer is great for so may things, but not when I tinker with a really good retirement plan and certainly not tinkering with investment strategies. Sometimes I just have to stop opening the proverbial oven door or I'll end up with an uncooked flop.
Anyway, it is May soon. May is Autumn in Australia and it is my absolute favourite month of the year. Nights are cool and great for sleeping, days are just gorgeous, trees are turning colour, evenings are nice and long and thus good for reading, chatting and writing. I note Mrs HM has her kitting needles out now and flannelette sheets have appeared. I'm sat in my recliner next to Mrs HM in hers with Toby the dog hogging my footrest - life is good.
Have a lovely Sunday night folks.
Take care and stay nice.