What does financial independence look like? Every morning I wake up and I get to write the rules. Starting with what time do I wake up. (Actually, my kids help me out with that one for now.) On this site, I write about how you can create more financial freedom. I also write about how you can intentionally design your life. So hopefully you get to the point where you get to write more of the rules. It’s a wonderful place to be. But. There is always a but. The more options you have available, the more rules you write. As a fun experiment, here are a few of the rules I wrote in the last few weeks.
What should my winter morning routine look like? When should I eat breakfast? Am I going to work out today? Should I spend some time working on projects or writing? How many hours will I work? What kind of work should I do? If I’m tired, do I take a nap or push through? If the weather is nice, do I head out for a hike? Do I watch TV during the day or just at night, maybe I should give it up altogether? What hobbies should I pursue today? How much time do I give those? Do I spend time with friends, going out for lunch or coffee? Do I blow off other plans to make that happen or stick with the plans I made that morning? Should I write or fold laundry this afternoon? What if I’m not in the mood for either, do I soak in a bath? Should I spend an hour reading a book about meal planning, marketing or gardening? We are planning an eight-week trip this Spring, I suppose I need to book some camping spots. I wonder if