Last January, I gave up my car and went ‘car-free’ for the first time in 20 years (I lived in NYC in 1998-1999, which was the only other time I was without a car since turning 16). I’ll get to the reasons why in a minute, but the headline is that I saved over $10,000 in 2018 compared to 2017. Cool, right?!?!
Now for the breakdown on how that happened:
I was spending around $1,000/month on vehicle expenses when I had my car; occasionally more, but this is a reasonable baseline. This was mainly the lease payment and the insurance (which was getting out of control at $234/month). I didn’t drive that much, so fuel was never a big factor. So, a total of around $12,000/year to have a nice car that was parked the vast majority of the time. Continue Reading…
Sometimes the universe lines up things for us that we just don’t know what to do with right away. The past 4 months have felt like that for me. So many days I’ve thought to myself, I need to sit down and write; to process all the things that are going on. But, to borrow a phrase from Jonathan Fields, I’ve been in ‘The Thrash.’
Truthfully, it really started in July when I returned home from the World Domination Summit, which was yet another incredible experience in Portland. I saw the talk that I gave at WDS on Vimeo for the first time recently. This was a pivotal moment for me. If you have 5 minutes to watch it, it explains a lot about where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. Continue Reading…
Today is a new beginning in a multitude of ways. March begins today, which is also the first full month of my new living arrangement. Today is also the beginning of a major renewal of inspiration and spirit to continue the work I have been called to do through Kids of the Gulf.
It’s the beginning of a 9-day push to achieve a big fundraising goal to help those who are hungry through the Hunger Walk/Run here in Atlanta.
And, this is also the point where I begin to share more openly again about the process I’m going through. Continue Reading…
Last Summer, I wrote about being on the edge of the cliff at a time that I was 100% certain I was going to be moving out of my home within a week. In that post, I discussed the range of emotions I was going through as I prepared for that transition.
The thing is, it didn’t happen.
But it is now.
Before I go on, I’d like to offer a free lesson on selling or leasing real estate: It’s not done until the check is in hand. Period. Class dismissed.
2012 is well underway and I wanted to look back with a more thoughtful reflection on 2011, including all the joys and sorrows.
I wrote this (fairly long) post and included some bullet points at the end with key points, but I decided I would share those upfront in case you, dear reader, are in a hurry and just want the cliff notes. In the event you are intrigued and want to know more, there’s plenty more below.
And by all means, I would like to hear from you on what went well in 2011 and what you are looking to improve in 2012.