Celebratory High West whiskey! On the rocks.
October 1st, 2013. It is officially the first day of our next chapter.
I'll be perfectly honest: We have no idea what that next chapter is at this point. But in that uncertainty is where the beauty lies. We really could do anything! We've talked about month-long road trips, different business ideas, and book-writing (not me). We've even thought about recording it all and making this experience into a documentary.
There is fear in this whole situation though, too. We are by no means destitute but there is a certain sense of security that comes with a paycheck coming in each month. And all of a sudden that security is completely gone.
Since we knew this day was coming, I've had time to prepare myself for thinking more carefully about how I spend money. More meals at home. Less trips to the coffee shop for lattes. No new clothes when I have a closetful already! Suddenly all of those things are much less interesting when the alternative is more money in the bank.
Of course we aren't going to become complete tight-wads but we are planning to learn how to live on less without feeling like we're missing out. I still plan to do CrossFit. Lee will still play golf and go snowboarding. And we both plan to do all of this while avoiding eating from the dollar menu at the fast food place down the street.
So hopefully you'll stick around for inexpensive and healthy meal ideas, beauty products that don't cost a fortune and ways to save on kids' clothing. Oh, and to see what we decide to do with the rest of our lives.
Because at this point, your guess is as good as ours.
There they go! Sept 30th, 2013.