Summaries of Days 2 & 3 – Setback, Disaster, & Recovery

The past 48 hours have been insane. Where do I begin,except at the beginning? For the record, my route the past two days has been: Sioux Falls, Welcome, Rochester, Winona, La Crosse, Green Bay, La Crosse, Winona, Rochester. Stipulations and Orders Once I retired and left Green Bay, I really didn’t want any surprises waiting for me. That’s why I Read More …

The Five Questions

In the documentary, A Map for Saturday, a segment is devoted to “the Five Questions”. These are questions that are most commonly asked of long-term travelers. Over the past few months, I’ve had to answer a lot of the same questions over and over and over again. Some of these questions are similar to “the big five”, and then there are Read More …

My Job Market Value and Resulting Dilemma

When I began making these plans to retire and travel, I knew many people would encourage me to continue practicing law. We’re well-trained in America to equate money with happiness, and to encourage loved ones to make wise financial decisions. Even though I was prepared for this, there was an angle I had not considered. Early last month, I had a conversation Read More …

My Old Life – Part 2 – What I Won’t Miss

For all the comfort, security, and familiarity that I am leaving behind, it’s important for me to remember that my old life comes with no guarantees. If I change my mind and decide not to sell my home this summer, it doesn’t mean I won’t lose it in a fire this autumn.  If I chose not to retire, any number of things could Read More …

The Sunk Cost Bias and Making Changes

Are you stuck in a dead-end job? Do debts, insufficient income, or other financial obligations prevent you from doing what you want? Are you terrified at the prospect of making radical changes to your life? The Sunk Cost Bias I never wanted to be an attorney. At no point in my life did I ever aspire to practice law. Not when I Read More …