And how we can overcome them!
I remember the first time my husband and I talked about taking a mini-retirement. We were newly married, $55,000 is debt and earning about a $1000 a month. It might seem that we had no business even talking about such things! But I’m a firm believer that if you really know what you want out of this life, and doggedly pursue it…well, worst case, you’ll be much closer than if you never tried!
We didn’t have a lot of great options the first year, but we took every one that came our way. Slowly, bit by bit, we started to take some ground. Fifteen years later, we have taken 5 mini-retirements and we are financially independent. Which, truth be told, I never would have even guessed. Not in my wildest dreams! We started with the goal of taking every seventh year off. Just that seems crazy!
Maybe for you, mini-retirements conjure up ideas of hammocks on faraway beaches or 18 holes of golf on a Wednesday morning.
I suppose it could be those things. But most people I know who are taking these have very different goals. They step away from the 9-5 to pursue things that