As I build this little real estate empire, people always ask me, “What are you going to after you retire? You’re going to be so bored!” I guess for most people, they are used to the idea of their job keeping them busy.
To be honest, my life is already pretty busy even without a full-time job keeping my days occupied. My days are normally filled with reading, cooking, exercising or doing “free” things that makes me happy.
For me, I enjoy living a very low-key, frugal and “sitting at the coffee shop sipping on my London fog” kind of lifestyle.
Sureeee, some might call that a boring life. 😛
But the way I look at it is, if the alternative is to work as a “slave” at a 9-5 job, then I’ll choose that “boring life” any time of the day.
I always hear people say that, the constant thing in life is change; what I want to do now, might not be what I’ll be doing later. So for me to say that, “After I retire, I’m definitely going to be doing …,” is like telling you I’m a psychic.
And the truth is – I wish I knew, but I don’t. 🙂
All I know is that, real estate investing is an important part of my life; it is something that I’m truly passionate about and will continue working on after I retire.
Real estate investing work would involve things like reading up on articles/books, managing properties, meeting new people, etc; none of it feels like work to me. I guess this explains what people mean when they say that, work isn’t work when you’re doing something that you love.
To finally become a full-time real estate investor would be like waking up and feeling like it’s Friday… Every… Single… Day… 😀 And I hope to log my journey and life events on this blog, as a way for me to look back on this later on.
Besides managing my real estate portfolio, my fiance and I are planning to launch our secret business this year. This has been my main focus for the past few months and I’ll be helping to grow this business in the near future.
Who knows what else I’ll be doing, I might even become a Pilates or yoga instructor. Oh I have no idea!
But the goal of early retirement for me is to have the ability to work on anything I choose to work on, while enjoying the simple things in life.
The picture in this post is from our Jamaica vacation last year; it’s memories like that I’m grateful for. Also, it’s a chance for me to add more fridge magnets to my wall of travel magnets. Maybe I’ll even become like Dora the explorer and “Vamonos Amigo” will become my new life motto.
Whatever it is that I might be doing, I like to keep things simple; I find joy in the small things in life and by doing so, it keeps the stress out of everything. So, not having enough things for me to do will be the last thing on my mind. 🙂
What are your thoughts on early retirements? What do you think you’ll be doing after you retire?