Simply, waiting for tomorrow to live our lives is not a bargain we want to make. Ron and I both made this decision independently, before we met.
REWIND ABOUT FIVE YEARS…
Ron was working for one of the world’s most prominent tech companies as a senior software engineer – a good job with a lot of prestige and the pay to go along with it. I had just finished graduate school and a year co-leading the successful turnaround of a prominent Colorado nonprofit organization. We had both achieved a traditional definition of success at an early age yet were both becoming increasingly restless with each passing day. We each felt trapped by all this “success” and everything that comes along with it.
We both started searching for a way to pursue the things we found more meaningful in terms of life experience, especially landscape photography (my portfolio and Ron's portfolio) and travel. Ron decided to start an early retirement, thinking he would take off about a year to photograph and travel. Simultaneously, I started whittling down my debt to only a small mortgage, started a consulting business, and began making some other big life changes that would allow me more freedom and independence.Read More