I got engaged. Everyone thinks I’m joking. And considering death.
Thinking about money, budgeting on one income, my own passive income, and changing the mindset from “my” money to “our” money.
On struggles and privileges of being “abled-passing disabled,” and deciding to BaristaFIRE in 2020.
Is the ability to say “I beat Rheumatoid Arthritis” worth the pain and detriment of quality of life? I had a long talk with myself this month.
As a disabled young adult, I don’t have the luxury of “working forever.” I need Financial Independence to save my life.
I began my “adult” life by moving to New York City at 25, straight out of graduate school without a job or career. Thankfully, I had no student debt (thanks, mom and dad!), and armed with a non-stem master’s degree. Having gotten disillusioned with the reality of public education system, special education in particular, I …