Starting Self-Employment

-written by Cel

Last week, I resigned from my job. In a few weeks, I’ll be doing freelance editing/proofreading full-time (or less than full-time – it’s entirely up to me). A lot of people publish books on Amazon Kindle and such, not through traditional publishers. As such, they may not have editors or proofreaders, which leads to a lot of mistakes in their books. Typos, grammatical mistakes, missing words in a sentence, extra words, continuity errors, etc. I fix all of those.

How did this happen? Let’s go back a few months ago.

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Spring 2018 Life Update

It’s great to see beautiful blue skies in Vancouver again! Here’s what we’ve been up to since our last life update.

Net Worth: $336,583

Latest cool place we’ve been:

Gambier.JPG

Latest labyrinth hunted:

Labyrinth

That would be Gambier Island, and a secret private labyrinth in an undisclosed location. Continue reading

Summer 2017 Life Update

We’re more than halfway through 2017, and it’s been excellent! Time for our quarterly life update.

Net worth: $274,459

Latest cool place we’ve been:

Lisbon

Latest Holy Pilgrimage completed:

Pilgrimage

That would be Lisbon and Chartres Cathedral, respectively. Chartres Cathedral has not only one of the world’s oldest walkable labyrinths (+++ for labyrinth-obsessed Stephs), but also a veil worn by the Virgin Mary. Cool place to pilgrimage to! Continue reading

Our Journey Thus Far – in Numbers!

-Written by Steph

It’s always nice to look back at the path that’s brought you to today. This post is a brief summary of the year by year process of the first half of our early retirement journey, detailing that slow, sucky process that everyone hates – the waiting time where your net worth increases are almost entirely from savings, and your investment returns are minimal. Luckily, it only lasts a few years! Here’s where we’ve come from so far… Continue reading