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by RoamingFrancis
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Not sleeping al fresco, luckily. I'm staying with an aunt for a couple days and found a roommate. I'll be all right, but this is a rather annoying setback in my plans. Thanks for the support though.

-RF
by RoamingFrancis
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

November expenses: $46.85 $5.39 $0.99 I had to leave my building, which means I'm having to scramble to get an apartment. This is shoehorning me into a much higher cost of living, and and kind of sucks. Regardless, I am planning to transition to vanlife over the next 8 months so it shouldn't be too ...
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 614
Views: 82589

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

I think your plan makes sense, and I think that you'll be able to do FT work better now that you have new wisdom.

"We shall not cease from our exploration,
and at the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."

- T.S. Eliot
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 186
Views: 16788

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Beautiful, I have been itching to get some land as well. Congrats on the yoga and meditation - consistency is key!

I offer Spanish classes over Zoom if you're interested :)
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 186
Views: 16788

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Beautiful photos! I love morels!
by RoamingFrancis
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Some updates: Unfortunately I lost my rent-free arrangement in the unused building. There is no bad blood with the owner; it's just that there were some other (rather close-minded) people involved in the decision making process. I am moving into an apartment with a roommate. Rent should be around $5...
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress by Christopher Ryan
Replies: 26
Views: 1874

Re: Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress by Christopher Ryan

I listened to the audiobook while on a plane, which was a pretty bad decision and gave me a big headache. But hey, what else are you going to do on a plane? Though not an expert, I mostly agree with the author. I like his other book, Sex at Dawn, as well. He also runs a fantastic podcast; the most r...
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Career Shit When visiting Jacob, we discussed the whole travel dirtbag thing a little bit. Though I disagree with Jacob on the value of travel done right (not as a commodified tourist experience), he did make a couple of good points. Firstly, it can suck to be 30 with no marketable skills and have ...
by RoamingFrancis
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

October Spending $297 - annual subscription to United Mindfulness private coaching $69.18 - food $19.93 - One Million in the Bank by Michael L.F. Slavin $7.32 - Toothpaste and Floss $2.24 - Knife and can opener $1 - new washing machine Total: $403.67 Analysis: My highest spending was clearly for th...
by RoamingFrancis
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Book Reviews Recently finished Being the Change by Peter Kalmus and The Man Who Quit Money. I enjoyed both of them, and have gotten a beginner's understanding of climate science which I look forward to deepening. I've been reading fairly voraciously, and also have been slowly digesting a bunch of r...
by RoamingFrancis
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

The Man Who Quit Money Just finished reading Suelo's biography. Inspiring, but I doubt going 100% moneyless is for me. Each person has their own niche in the ecosystem, their own destiny to fulfill. I don't think that will be mine. Getting started on The Crash Course by Chris Martenson tonight. I a...
by RoamingFrancis
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: (Bad) ERE Poetry
Replies: 35
Views: 2693

Re: (Bad) ERE Poetry

Here's my attempt at a sonnet / epic poem. Sort of a parody of Beowulf. Obviously, the senseless violence therein contained is satirical and poking fun and epic poems; I certainly do not wish a consumer massacre. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Viking...
by RoamingFrancis
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Love the George Carlin protocol! Thanks for the input everyone. Alchemy, Entrepreneurship, and Income Streams Recently I've been thinking in broader terms about my ERE system and what the hell my next step forward should be. I've got my attic*, $10k in the bank, and basically 0 expenses. I've been h...
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: (Bad) ERE Poetry
Replies: 35
Views: 2693

Re: (Bad) ERE Poetry

Lentils Lentils Bike
Lentils Lentils Lentils Bike
Grok systems theory?
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: (Bad) ERE Poetry
Replies: 35
Views: 2693

Re: (Bad) ERE Poetry

There once a man from Nantucket
Who composted shit in a bucket
He quickly rewired
His house and retired
To owning a car he said fuck it
by RoamingFrancis
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: (Bad) ERE Poetry
Replies: 35
Views: 2693

Re: (Bad) ERE Poetry

My job makes me fucking complain
So I hopped on the no spending train
With piles of lentils
My friends think I'm mental
'Cause I read a book by a Dane
by RoamingFrancis
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

I need better systems for showering, laundry, and working out. Currently, I go to the gym to shower and work out. The shower at my place doesn't work particularly well; it emits a trickle of water. Hence why I've started using the gym one. The simple answer is to find a way to maintain hygiene while...
by RoamingFrancis
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Attended an online permaculture conference this weekend. I'm hooked! I've also found someone not too far away that would be willing to teach me more in-depth. I'm really grateful for my situation—I have two years worth of expenses, and plenty of free time to figure out lowering costs, making income ...
by RoamingFrancis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Selling public adjuster services, not insurance. Basically we work the system so that the insurance company releases funds to the client.
by RoamingFrancis
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE
Replies: 317
Views: 46420

Re: RoamingFrancis' Path to ERE

Thank you for the encouragement. As of right now, my low spending less skill-based than it is "I live in an unused attic and have no car" based :) The roofing gig is a bit hard to analyze. My main teacher figure there works it full time and is able to support a family and go on lavish vaca...