To all our loyal readers, commenters and followers:
This post may be the one of the shortest on record. It is also, very sadly, our last one.
To cut to the chase: with two of us working in quite stressful job situations (different reasons for each of us) and trying to devote as much time as possible to our children, it became very apparent to us that our children were being badly short-changed. Being on the go from 4.45am to 10pm each day to accommodate work demands, awful commuting, and the short time at beginning and end of each day to be with our children, blog writing could only be realistically done at the weekend. And of course, therein lies the big problem. The very precious time to be with our children was being taken up by other things. We are sure that you will agree this situation is unfair to our children and unacceptable.
Trying to squeeze in reading other blogs and commenting during the work day has also become a problem in that our work products have diminished. We are very proud people and don’t wish to have a legacy of anything less than full commitment to jobs that have provided for us and our family. It’s no coincidence that our last few posts talked about incredible “busyness” and the laughable notion of work-life balance. At least for us. This is exactly why we plan to exit the workplace in the summer of 2018, perhaps earlier. To have a chance to live a life doing the things that makes us happy, on our terms. It’s as simple as that.
We will so dearly miss the “global human connection” we got through writing, reading and responding to your fantastic comments . We hope that we added a little something to the personal finance world in our short time blogging and we especially enjoyed reading and commenting on so many great blogs out there which helped to shape our perspective on finances, investing and life in general. More so than words can ever say. You made us think deeply, laugh out loud and at times cry. From both our hearts, a big, big thankyou.
Whatever your dreams are, please keep fighting for them. We can only wish each and every one of you all the luck in the world as you chase those dreams. We are rooting for all of you. Perhaps our paths will cross somewhere down the line. We will look forward to that time. Until then, take care and fond farewell.
Mr. and Mrs. PIE.