Even though I haven’t written an article in nearly a month, I am pretty sure that I managed to un-retire myself…
Since the purchase, it has been a fast and furious learning curve and anything but passive.
I believe that I’ll eventually turn it into a passive endeavor, but right now there is too much to do!
So it appears that I’ve managed to invest my way into a full-time gig, and whelp, I think I have to un-retire for the next few months.
This is what FIRE is all about…
I knew going into this venture that it would keep me busy. In fact, I prepared for it – but I was a bit naive about how much I could lay back and let things be.
I am the type of person who becomes obsessed with every detail when I take on a new project, and I’ve spent the last two months trying to will my new website to be everything I want it to be.
And while obsession can only get you so far, this is ultimately what FIRE is all about:
- Exploring new opportunities
- Learning new things
- Obsessing about them
- Finding purpose
- Doing it all over again
One thing that FIRE is for me – it is not sitting around doing nothing.
There is no void in this house. Only more learning opportunities.
Un-retiring to learn
So while I didn’t intend on picking up a full-time gig, I believe that I have to lean into it to learn from it.
I own that I have managed to let my obsession and my drive get ahold of me too. It doesn’t have to be a full-time thing. But I also can’t sit back and do nothing either.
I’ve followed the path where it has taken me, and I own it. Here is my plan:
- I plan on learning as much as I can about running my new website. SEO, social media, writing, etc.
- I’m going to observe as much as I can about my obsessiveness, so I can do it in a more healthy way going forward, and take it into consideration when taking on new projects in the future.
- Then I am going to create a plan of action to begin to start outsourcing work and re-retire.
Everything is a learning opportunity. This certainly has and will be a big one.
So yes, I’ve “un-retired” for the moment…but maybe I was never “retired” in the first place?