Cornerman's road to FI

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Re: Cornerman's road to FI

Post by Cornerman » Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:35 am

Thanks Jennypenny and Eureka.

@Eureka, the antibiotics took a fair share out of me. But that was not the effects I have had the most trouble with, it's concentration, memory, and processing and reacting on information that has been affected in terms of the speed and how long I can do a complicated task, which is now slowly improving. I hope to recover as far that I can work on harder tasks for a longer time again. I remain positive.

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Re: Cornerman's road to FI

Post by Cornerman » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:43 am

A short update , in order to help my recovery we decided to move to a house instead of an apartment were we live now. Its near forests and it has a nice garden. the neighborhood is also tiny and the house is semi detached. We have been looking to move before I got sick but that never materialized.
I am very much looking forward to this.

The recovery is going slow but there is progress, next week I have several appointments in the hospital to see what can be done in the coming months. Slightly nervous about this.

As far as the ERE project the move doesn't make a large impact we will be slightly going up in the monthly's but within a year we should be able to get that down to the current level.

I have not done much in the way of planning for ERE anymore as my situation only really allows me to take it one step and day at a time. Also I don't know what the future will hold for my income and work. So my ERE blog is going to be more of a recovery blog from now on.

Focus is going to be more on life and how to live it.

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Re: Cornerman's road to FI

Post by Cornerman » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:29 am

I have been trying to get approval for a re integration project towards work for a few weeks now. This takes time and Friday I got the green light. Which is a very welcome prospect. As it seems contradictory to the whole ERE pursuit in a way ;) , I am very happy to be able to start this.

It will again be a slow and long term project. The revalidation team reckons it will take a year at the very least. The focus will be on getting a good idea on what I can manage and how to get there. Early next year the treatment at the centre will be finished as my day to day life is under control and I rarely have large fall backs , which is good. Although it will be a bit scary to really go without the "training wheels".

On the ERE front I have been catching up on my investments. The goal is to generate a steady passive monthly income stream. Which will allow me to pick my work on my own terms in the future.

I am trying to write a blog post every week about my progress, and subjects I find interesting. Writing helps in ordering my thoughts and for some reason relaxes me. This will be my weekly goal for now , apart from managing the daily routine.

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Re: Cornerman's road to FI

Post by Cornerman » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:28 am

An new update , the move to the new house has finished and has paid off. In terms of health and surroundings. It took a lot in energy and time but it was worth it. My energy levels are improving and my concentration is better. I still need my planning a lot but in general all fronts are improving.

My re integration process got delayed a bit so it has only started 2 weeks ago, now finding a sort of internship for a couple of hours in which I can test how I react in a working environment.

The financial part has been a nice success as well, the cost of living actually dropped by a few euro's in comparison to the old place , mainly because of high estimates in energy costs. So my fear of rising costs was unfounded.

In the next few months I hopefully have a place to work again, even just for a couple of hours. Another thing I started a few weeks ago to give my life a bit more focus is a bucket list. I have large and small things on there and I have designed each goal with little baby steps in order to be able too work on them in a continuous way.

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Re: Cornerman's road to FI

Post by Eureka » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:53 pm

Nice to hear everything is moving in the right direction for you. How is your investment strategy of generating a passive income stream doing?

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Re: Cornerman's road to FI

Post by Cornerman » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:50 am

Eureka wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:53 pm
Nice to hear everything is moving in the right direction for you. How is your investment strategy of generating a passive income stream doing?
It's mainly dividend payments so far which have increased quite well in comparison with last year , I am also moving into a strategy where I am selling options on the stocks in my portfolio to generate some extra income. I will follow this strategy and I am currently looking for a holiday let or maybe a rental property. I am still a bit cautious as I am not in a position to do a lot of work myself , and I can't afford much in the way of builders and plumbers etc.

The income stream so far is not enough to replace my normal income, but with the income from my girlfriend we will be in a good position even if my income drops to zero. But that's the worst case scenario. It sure would be nice if I keep my income.

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