I've been pondering some changes here at Don't Read This; It's Boring!.
New year so time to change things up and put new lipstick on the old blog, right?
I've been considering discontinuing my Savings Challenge posts. Oh, I'll still be here saving money and putting it away, but I don't get the feeling that posting about it is interesting to anyone, let alone, helpful to anyone.
I know I only post about it once a month but still, I feel like it's become a braggy thing.
Any thoughts on this?
And my Rite-Aid posts......anybody interested in keeping these or am I doing those for my own amusement? ;-)
One of the activities I'm going to set out to do this year is to journal about my life. I'm no professional writer(ha!)and I'm not pretentious enough to call my scribblings my autobiography, but in fact this missive will accomplish two goals--help me sort out feelings about my past and leave a legacy for my children, good or bad, to help them try to understand the path I took through life and why.
I'm fairly sure I don't want to share this roller coaster of family emotions with the interweb at large. Some of it is not pretty but at 54 years old, it's some stuff I need to finally deal with and stop burying.
I'll probably set this Life Journal up as another blog and set it to Private so only those invited can behold Sluggy Gone Wild. ;-) I feel that some of what I have to say may make some folks uncomfortable and I don't want to lose readers due to content. There may be sections I can clean up and share on the regular blog and will.
Being close to retirement age, I want to talk a little more about preparing for that stage of life. In the next 5.5 years Hubs and I will have a totally empty nest. Hubs is on the downward side of his job trajectory now with retirement looming within the next 3-6 years. How long he can stick it out depends on how much longer he can continue to keep his mouth shut and not tell these asshats at work what a load of horseshit this PC stuff they do is, and not have a stroke or have blood shoot out of his ears. What ever happened to doing your work and being evaluated on how productive you are and being pleasant in your work place? Now they have an agenda and want you to sit around a drum circle chanting and having workshops to make everyone feel good about their self-esteem and to go volunteer in a soup kitchen on Saturdays together on their own time and if you don't, you aren't an inclusive team player. The Nanny State is bad enough, watch out for the Nanny Employer!
But I digress.....
I'll be talking more about retirement stuff this year and how to do retirement in a frugal style.
Would anyone have an interest in hearing about what we did as a family in the earlier stages of life?
Like how we financially kept our heads above water as newly marrieds, with small kids, etc.? I might have a pearl of wisdom or two to share for someone in those stage of life.
Any thoughts or suggestions about the blog are appreciated.