One of the things I am really enjoying about my goals this year is the one for me to read at least one book a month. I have rediscovered how much I really enjoy reading books. All manner of books (history, fiction, financial, etc.) I did this a lot as a kid and in my early adulthood (when Mrs. 39 Months and I first married, we didn’t have a TV, so we ended up reading a lot.
Every so often, you decide to take a weekend and just relax. As those who have read the blog before know, I am a bit of a “type A” personality (very goal focused, want to stay busy, can’t let a day go by without trying to get stuff done). Mrs. 39 Months believes it will be impossible for me to “kick back” and retire once we hit FI. She is probably right.
This morning, before we set off on our day, I was waiting for Mrs. 39 Months to get ready. had the opportunity to watch TV, play games on the computer or read – and I chose to read. In this case, I was finishing Carl Richard’s book The One Page Financial Plan (book review to follow in a few days). I was able to finish it up (it’s a good read) while waiting, and I enjoyed it a lot. It will also give us something to talk about in our drives around today.
So don’t neglect to make some goals for the year that you will enjoy. Look for old hobbies you had earlier in life that you really enjoyed, and try and “re-discover” them. You will probably find the love is still there.
Mr. 39 Months