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Why do you want to pursue financial independence? Use this to help you cast a vision for your life, not retirement.
“You CAN have it all”
If you are a millennial woman, you grew up in a time where female astronauts were normal, moms went to work, and yes being President when you grew up was an encouraged career aspiration.
Then the Dot Com bust happened. Then 9/11. And then the Great Recession. And we watched our parents panic and possibly lose a job, or delay retirement, or even go back to work after retiring. You may have even had a really hard time finding a job after graduating from college or perhaps you lost your job.
We know that life is short and that working in a 9 to 5, or 8 to 5, or 8 to 6 job that we don’t really, truly love is not a life we want to live just so that we can get to age 65 and start “living” then.
I started "Change the Race" when I finally realized that I DON'T have to be like everyone else and work myself to death for someone else's bottom line. I'm a working professional, married, and a mom. I'm a sometimes runner, a health nut who loves dessert too much, and a personal finance nerd. I am learning about investing, diversification, financial statements, risk management, and more. I've spent years reading personal finance blogs written by men and decided that women, especially Millennials, needed inspiration and resources geared towards them (us!) on how to achieve financial independence.
You are in charge of your financial future and your LIFE. You can have it all. Why can’t you get paid to do something you are passionate about? Why can’t you spend time with your kids in the middle of the day and not make a major financial sacrifice to do so? Why can’t you work because you choose to, not because you have to? Why can’t you live life on YOUR terms, not the terms created by the generations before us?
I don't have everything figured out. Many days, I feel like I have too many goals and dreams that directly conflict with each other. But my hope is that by sharing what those goals and dreams are (and the ups and downs of achieving them), I will inspire you to think about and DO life, career, marriage, motherhood, and retirement differently. Life is short and I don't want to spend it at a desk… or on a sofa.
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