Hello! I’m Mrs. Saturday.

We are excited to have you join us on our journey to early retirement! As the New Year approaches, many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and it’s a good time to reaffirm your goals for the near future. I know one thing is for sure… my goals require lots of time! Is there ever enough time to the day, week, month, or year?

Some of my previous New Year’s resolutions…

  • Exercise more/get in shape
  • Eat healthier
  • Spend more time with family
  • Spend more time with friends
  • Start a garden
  • Fix up the house
  • Get more involved in the community

Do any of these sound familiar? Would I sound ambitious if I told you that this year my New Year’s resolution is to strive for ALL of these things? These all have one thing in common – they require more time! By starting our journey to early retirement, we will eventually (the sooner the better) have more time to do all the things we want to do.

What would more time mean to you?

For me, it means being able to make more elaborate meals and eat healthier. It would mean having fun exercising more outdoors and enjoying more family dinners. Time is also necessary in order to travel – and I have a lot of travel ambitions. My Corporate America job doesn’t provide me with very much time to travel. I actually really enjoy my job, but who wouldn’t love to stop and smell the flowers in Brazil, the Caribbean, or some other exotic destination?

With all of this planning for the future, just don’t forget to live in the moment!

That’s in a nutshell what early retirement means to me – to have more time to do what I really enjoy in life. So, I might as well make “more time” my New Year’s resolution.

Question is: What does early retirement mean to you?