I’m Not Yet 30 and Working on Retirement

Hi Billy and Akaisha,

I realized it has been a while since I have written in to you. I was just reading some of your older newsletters that I did not have a chance to get around to, but I truly love whenever I see them pop into my email account.

Things have been going well in the music world. I survived my whole first year without a full-time job without going bankrupt, starving, or any of the bad things people thought were going to happen to me. I have been teaching guitar and voice part-time and I am in the middle of recording my second album. I would love to be able to send you a copy when it is done this spring.

A life of music and travel

My sister recently had her first child and I am so happy to have the free time to babysit her two times a week. Something I would never be able to do with a full-time job.

Although I am not traveling extensively like the both of you…yet, it is a goal of mine for when I get into my 30s. My goal was to take a 1 month trip to New Zealand when I turned 30. I have 1- 1/2 years to go. I believe you went there a while back and wrote a newsletter on it. I’ll have to search through.

Other than that, things are going well. Very happy that I found you when I was 25 and when I was not very happy about my job or my life. My life still is not the perfect dream I want it to be, but it is so much better. There is a lot less stress, I have time to relax if I’m feeling tired and I can go for walks in the afternoon or take a drive wherever. I’m also able to go away on a vacation whenever I want and have been able to travel to Chicago, New York, Vermont and Pennsylvania on the drop of a hat.

Thank you once again for the great inspiration you are to me and so many people who read your newsletter and updates.


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Hi Lauren!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and express all those kind words to us!! We very much appreciate them.

And YES we would love a copy of your album… can it be downloaded in MP3 format? What a thrill for us. I have visited your website several times, have heard your music and am so impressed. What a talent you are!

I know that you have expressed your appreciation and admiration for us, but we also want you to know that we admire you as well. What a strong and clear-headed woman you are to be pursuing your dreams of music and travel. And what a heartfelt life you must be living.

We enjoy your updates and look forward to hearing from you again.

Thank you for contributing good things to this world of ours.

All the best and thanks, too, for keeping in touch.

Akaisha and Billy

Mayan saying: Empty yourself of that which isn’t useful anymore; by doing so you’ll find the tools you need to achieve your dreams.

About Retire Early Lifestyle

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired three decades ago at the age of 38 and began traveling the world. As recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance and world travel, they have been interviewed about retirement issues by The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, The Motley Fool Rule Your Retirement newsletter, nationally syndicated radio talk shows and countless newspapers and TV shows nationally and worldwide. They wrote the popular books The Adventurer's Guide to Early Retirement (Your Simple Path to FIRE) and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible.
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