How far have you ever come since 2012?!


Goooood Fridayyyyy!
Had a enjoyable remark posted on the weblog this morning and it shot me down reminiscence lane…
Yo J Cash. I’m an authorized registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA or Nurse Anesthetist). And I’ve to say IT’S THE BEST JOB I EVER HAD. I’m within the enterprise to higher lives and sometimes save a life so the work could be considerably hectic at instances.
I’ve been a follower of your weblog since 2012. Again then my spouse and I have been price a minus $150Okay and seven years later we are actually a constructive $350Okay plus two children beneath the age four. We really feel very fortunate to have this profession that permits us to construct wealth even whereas taking place to 1 earnings. By my easy calculations, my complete compensation is nearer to $235Okay per yr: eight weeks paid break day, 401(okay) revenue sharing of $25Okay per yr, FREE PPO well being plan w/ $6K right into a HSA, half of FICA taxes, $5K bonus, $2.5K persevering with schooling fund.
In a month, I’m about to embark on a brand new journey: change into self-employed as a CRNA. This FIRE group has been large on this journey. Thanks!
– Erik
This got here in response to our Highest-Paying Jobs With Low Stress article this week, which is clearly paying off properly for our buddy right here (congrats, brother!), however after all I used to be wowed at the truth that somebody’s been studying my weblog for 7 straight years now! Haha…
In fact it additionally means I’m now 7 years older which make me really feel previous as balls, haha, however hey – that’s how life works, proper? Can solely go ahead – not backwards 😉
Besides in the case of your reminiscences, which is the purpose of this rambling in the present day…
Do you bear in mind what your life was like again in 2012?? And the way a lot cash you had or didn’t have?? How far have you ever since come?!
I hope it’s improved when you’ve been studying this weblog for awhile or else I’m sucking at my job!, however I additionally  know that everybody’s circumstances are totally different too and what issues most is that you simply’re right here NOW.
Nonetheless, it’s enjoyable to return in time and bear in mind what life was like all these years in the past, in order that’s precisely what I’d love to do in the present day earlier than the morning begins to take maintain 🙂
*** Should you’ve acquired a pen and paper useful, jot down what life/cash was like in 2012 after which examine to how totally different/improved it’s now in 2019! ***
For added impact – be happy to single out the extra drastic components like I’ve performed under 😉
I wager you’ll be amazed at how a lot issues have modified! Loads can occur in 7 years!! If it makes you cheerful – hold the observe in your pocket all weekend as a pleasant reminder of how far you’ve come, and if it pisses you off, properly, be happy to chuck it after which curse me beneath your breath 😉 (Or out loud – it doesn’t matter, I received’t have the ability to hear you in any case)
Right here’s what’s modified for me over the previous 7 years…
Again in 2012:
Had no children
Ate/slept like crap
Invested like crap!
Lived in a home I couldn’t wait to get out from
Had one earnings stream whereas the Mrs. headed again to highschool
Didn’t actually know what “minimalism” or “FIRE” was about
Was obsessive about hustling 24/7
Had a web price hovering round $300okay
After which right here’s the image in the present day:
Now have three stunning boys!
We eat/sleep a lot better, compelled by having these similar stunning boys, haha…
I’m lastly again to LIVING greater than *working* – my largest space of enchancment!
I’m now totally conscious, and appreciative of, the advantages of minimalism / FIRE
We’re again to having two full-time incomes once more
Together with two extra levels beneath the spouse’s belt! 💪💪
We lastly know what we’re invested in and why
And our web price has since tripled into the $900okay vary…
Different stuff has occurred over time too (family members dying, tasks not taking off, lengthy stretches of ruts/insecurities, gobs of fails), however the level of this train is to focus extra on the *positives* to remind ourselves that each one this work is certainly paying off 😉
In any other case, why hold at it? We’d as properly return to being shopper suckas once more as Mr. Cash Mustache likes to say and proceed our journey on the hamster wheel!
However bleh does that not sound enjoyable…
At any charge, give it a shot and see what you provide you with!
Then be happy to share your outcomes with others right here so it evokes everybody to maintain preventing the nice combat… It’s not bragging when you’re requested 🙂

Jay loves speaking about cash, gathering cash, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out along with his three stunning boys. You may take a look at all of his on-line tasks at Thanks for studying the weblog!

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