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Paintbrushes and retirement planning…

September 20, 2018

Life had been going pretty smoothly over the last few months.  I’d dropped a couple of volunteer positions, learned to say no to work commitments, and even turned up for the odd school outing!  I was exercising, going to relaxation yoga, and enjoying spending quality time with my family without stressing about work.

But you know what happens when a busy workaholic finally slows down?  They find something else to do.

And I did.

Over the last few weeks, we have been in the process of buying another house.  It is old and run down and needs a complete renovation.  We have been busy measuring it up, picking carpets, shopping for kitchens, appliances and curtains.  Booking in carpet and floor sanders and builders and painters.  Not to mention the usual stress of dealing with the lawyers and the bank.  And today we got the keys.

Why?

As you know we have been thinking a lot about what we want out of life.  We have been looking at whether our busy chaotic lifestyle is for us.  Which it may not be.

However, if we want to make changes in our lives, we need to do something about it.

We can’t just keep going to work every day, making money, spending money, and in five years time realising we are in the exact same position as we are today – just with a few more grey hairs and the girls looking at moving out of home.

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