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Another Euopean says Hello!

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:16 am
by Sarouel
Hey there,

Just wanted to say hello and introduce me.

started reading the blog in 2011, got the book in 2012 and been a lurker ever since.
female, european, enfp. eannagramm individualist. ambivert.
slightly boring job with slightly low pay, but very secure and great part-time opportunities.
already working part-time, want to decrease working hours with increasing networth.
have now around 20% of wanted networth.
struggling with perfectionism -> semi-ere to reduce the number of "have to"s in my head.
avid (fiction) reader. bike commuter. kefir momma. bread baker.
interests: people. books and knowledge. language(s). hiking and biking. spirituality and mysticism. photography. cooking and sewing.

Re: Another Euopean says Hello!

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:25 am
by MDFIRE2024
Hi Sarouel. Welcome!
Another European :-) If you have been lurking around for 6 six, I guess you already know a lot of things about frugal living and ERE?
Is the Enneagramm type "individualist" the type 5? I am also interested in personality types, e.g. Enneagramm. It is always good to know your strenghts, weaknesses and personality aspects. Do you think semi-ere will reduce the "have to's" in your mind? Why so?

Re: Another Euopean says Hello!

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:24 pm
by Eureka
Welcome!

Re: Another Euopean says Hello!

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:16 am
by liberty
Welcome :) Hope you will increase your salary and get a less boring job.

Re: Another Euopean says Hello!

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:50 am
by onewayfamily
Where about's in Europe are you Sarouel? Eastern or Western?

Re: Another Euopean says Hello!

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:17 am
by Sarouel
Thanks for the welcome!

Yes, I guess I'm quite frugal nowadays, but I think I've always been. I had quite little money during studying so I'm well trained. My biggest expenses at the moment (excluding rent and health insurance) are socialising and travel/trips, but they bring me so much joy that I galdy spend a little more there.

The "individualist" is Type 4 in the Eannagram, at least based on the book by Richard Rohr. He calls it the "Need to be special". [e.f. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Rich ... P9kMP4Bj5Y]. I read the book way before I ever heard of the Myer-Briggs (from Jacob of course) and it did really help me realise that other people might have other goals.

With semi-ere I have more time, so more time for the "have to's" and more time for the "want to's".
But for semi-ere I have to stay in my job...

I'm western european.