Friday, January 21, 2011

Inspired to Retire

I read a post the other day over here that had a great sentiment.  
The statement simply said...
"Never Give Up On Anything You Can't Go 5 Minutes Without Thinking About".

Well....that struck a nerve.  I use the term "nerve" instead of "chord"  because I constantly (and I mean constantly, friends) say that i want to do something to increase my income, be a little less dependent on the weekly grind, and live on the water. And it has to be getting on the 'nerves' of all those around me...because all i'm doing is kvetching and not doing anything to work toward that goal.

This...this is what i can't go 5 minutes without thinking about....

  Georgia's on my mind.  Actually, the low country is on my mind.    Thunderbolt maybe.  Isn't that a great name for town? Thunderbolt.  For some reason, not sure why, it reminds of a comic book every time i say it out loud.  You would think it would be rain, storms, etc - but no.  I get super-heroes and words like "SHA-ZAAM!" and "POW!" that pop into my head.  I'm not sure what that says about me...

Anyway....i'm not going to get there by dreaming and talking about it.  And i've been playing around with this idea for awhile...just taking a small bit of $$ and getting it to start working a little harder.  And since i can be somewhat bored by a dry read sometimes....i decided to start with this.  I figure if he can speak plainly for a teenage audience, I should be able to understand it, right? (I hear my stepdaughter snickering i think).

I heard that even though this book is somewhat older now - it's a great resource for learning terms and how different investment tools work.  And you know what? It's a GREAT read.  Not dry.  He summarizes each chapter, and I have learned a lot so far.  No where near 'market ready' but I've taken the first real step toward working toward the finish line!

Linking to Vanessa's Inspiration Friday's....



  1. Hello,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. I laughed when I read your "about me" bio on your blog. I am just like you. I definately understand about reading budget books. They are so boring. Great idea on the book you picked. I would hope they would write it in a way to keep a teenager wanting to read it. Have a great weekend and good luck with your goals.

  2. I like your reasoning in choosing this book....I frequently raid my son's bookshelves when I have nothing else to read!

  3. A great book I read when I was younger was Rich Dad Poor Dad ,I can't say it made me rich but it did make me think! and that is never a bad thing.
    Have a nice weekend

  4. I know why you think of superheroes when you hear that word...its because you have BOYS! :-) I would say it the exact same way my friend. I think this is such a great post and I noticed that someone mentioned Rich Dad Poor Dad which my hubby has read as well. I know this isn't technically a "resolution" but I do think it falls under the category of resolving to actually doing something rather than just think about doing something. I also think that the picture in your post is making me go crazy with longing for summer and warmth!
    Thanks for linking up!

  5. Oh, what a gorgeous picture - no wonder you can't get it out of your head. Nor will I be able to now!!


  6. I can see why you can't stop dreaming about this place, that photo looks so relaxing! Good for you to stop dreaming and take the time to do :) I'm working on this in small ways myself!

  7. Georgia low country sounds lovely. That book just made me tired reading the title though. Let me know when you head to GA and I'll meet you there!