By age 30, I had grown my net worth to $1 million dollars through a combination of an excellent salary, a 50%+ saving rate, a bull market, and lots of luck. Surprisingly, my happiness wasn't higher after I tallied up my assets and found out I had become a millionaire. Rather, I was feeling miserable because I was working 60+ hours a week at a job I no longer … [Read more...]
Embrace This: Every Day Is The Best Day Of The Year!
A brand new year is here! And while it's always fun to celebrate at the beginning of the year, why stop there? Let's take a new spin on things and adopt the mindset that every day is the best day of the year for the entire year and beyond! Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 2023 could get quite dicey with more expected … [Read more...]
2022 Untemplater Review: Oh What A Year It’s Been!
Normally, I'm pretty happy this time of year. But, the chaos of the holidays got to me a bit more this time around than in years past. I've definitely been more stressed, frustrated, and disappointed than normal. Even my little three-year-old looked at me with curious, innocent eyes and asked in her sweet tiny voice, "Why do you keep sighing, mama?" Zing! That was a reality … [Read more...]
A New Day, A New Dawn, & I’m Feeling Good
Every new day brings a new dawn. And with it come limitless possibilities. Yet, all too often we get in our own way or lack the focus and determination to seize those opportunities. I certainly am guilty of this and have no-one to blame but myself. This year I'm hoping to feel more content and relaxed at the end of every day. Happiness is progress after all. I got way too … [Read more...]
Making The Most Of What You Have In The Moment
Is your mind constantly racing? Do you feel like you're always chasing after time or wanting more? I go through thoughts like this often myself, but I'm working on finding greater contentment and calm. When I feel unsettled, I try and take just 1-2 minutes to close my eyes. In that brief pause, I think about making the most of what I have in that moment. There is a famous … [Read more...]