It has been a while! That is an understatement. I refuse to count the weeks and months that I did not blog. There are many reason why that did not happen. Today I will focus on one: boredom.
I am not saying that blogging is boring or that FIRE is boring. On the contrary, it is an exciting hobby and FIRE/HOT is an exciting journey.
Blogging got me some real life connections that I value a lot. It is great to meet like minded people that share some of the same challenges in life as you. So, blogging to stay engaged is a solid reason.
And yet, I stopped…
It feels like I lacked the inspiration and motivation to write. I could no longer find an interesting topic to write about. To my feeling, I had written everything that I had to write and I got answers to all my FIRE questions that needed an answer.
Our FIRE plan was in place, it was on auto pilot and boring like hell, just like it should be…! My mind no longer was thinking about the strategy to deploy monthly excess cash, the budget no longer needed finetuning, the happiness vs FIRE goal question was clear.
I also no longer felt the need to track in detail the Amber index. We were on a long road towards FIRE that would take 10-15 years before the end goal was in sight. Tracking this on a monthly basis seemed pointless . I trust our system to pay ourself first and follow our budget. What is the point of having a monthly check point.
All of that seemed to block me from writing content and reading/commenting on other blogs. All seemed clear to me.
Rereading, that really sounds selfish from me.
I no longer got satisfaction from blogging and wondered: is this it? I no longer found joy. My mind was no longer focused on FIRE and blogging. And part of the FIRE mindset is to spend your time on things that make you happy.
So, I stopped…
Until now. There always stayed a small fire (pun intended) inside me that is enthusiastic about the FIRE community, meetups, new insights,… I also started to read blogs from others again.
Let us see where this leads to…