A Purple Life


What Does “A Purple Life” Mean?

There is an idea in The Matrix that I find almost as interesting as the film’s main premise. It’s the idea of a “Residual Self Image.”

Why I’m Never Getting Married

My partner and I recently celebrated a decade of being together and with Valentine’s Day nearby I think it’s time to discuss a hard topic.

Lessons Learned From My First Dry January

At the end of every year I analyze all the data I’ve collected the past 12 months to decide if I should make any changes moving forward.

My First Podcast Interview: The FIRE Drill Podcast

Despite being a client service person in the marketing industry, I’m terrified of any form of public speaking.

How I Made Six Figures By 27

It turns out that advertising and marketing are some of the few industries that don’t require specialized skills, but can make you BANK.

How I Survived 6 Months Of Public Blogging

Of course I’m not being overdramatic – ME?! 😉 But yes – shock of shocks I’m still here!

How I Spend $125 A Month On Groceries

After publishing my 2018 spending a few people have asked me what exactly I buy and eat to hit that spending level.

My 2018 Financial Recap

Also known as every dollar I didn’t spend in 2018!

Every Dollar I Spent In 2018

2018 has come to an end. Let’s see how I did with my goal to decrease my spending from $18,436.60 last year to $18,360!

2018 Goals & Accomplishments

The last few years I’ve started to record non-monetary goals and accomplishments.

Beating Impatience In The Final Stretch To Retirement

I’m a little over 4 years into my early retirement journey. I have less than 2 years to go and I’ve found myself becoming impatient lately.

How Pursing FIRE Has Changed How I Act At Work

I was conditioned from a young age to defer to authority.

How To Convince Your Partner To Retire Early

I have a confession to make: I didn’t come to all these wonderful conclusions about how to retire at 30 all by myself.

Are Performance Reviews Useless?

This is my story of exploring the idea of performance reviews and if they are in fact helpful.