Comments on: Slow Travel: Giving Me Time to Reflect One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bryan Mon, 18 Jan 2016 21:31:42 +0000 ARB,
First and foremost – I updated your site name on our blog roll to Angry Retail Banker. 🙂

The whole debt freedom thing has not completely set in yet with us. We have been so busy with the projects on the new house, my 8 day trip to Colorado, and of course that whole working for the employer thing.

I do plan on taking some time to relax and meditate on a daily basis. I tried that a couple years ago for 30 days straight as an experiment. I really felt good after trying it for a month. The thing is I let the rest of my bad habits and life get in the way soon after the experiment, so now I hardly mediate. Maybe February will be a good month to try?

Take care!

By: Bryan Mon, 18 Jan 2016 21:24:10 +0000 Spending some time in a different environment and routine opens my mind to reflect and look at things differently.

The travel also helps me appreciate the blessing I have at home. I have to tell you, just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, there is no place like home!

By: ARB Mon, 18 Jan 2016 04:25:45 +0000 I love zoning out and letting my mind wander. It tends to get geared towards fiction as I’ve always had a creative mind (I’ve tried my hand at novel-writing in the past; might do it again in the future), but I also plan out investments, think up blog topics, and other things. It’s such a great stress reliever as well.

It must be wonderful to let your mind wander without having to worry about that debt on your shoulders. There’s got to be a clarity of sorts that comes with that; the debt no longer taking away your focus when your imagination could be working on other things, the way your debt is no longer taking away your financial focus when your money could be going towards other things.

And good, I’m on your blogroll. As “ARB” rather than “Angry Retail Banker”, but close enough. So you’ll still be following me 😉

ARB–Angry Retail Banker

By: Abigail @ipickuppennies Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:09:07 +0000 Alas, no. Travel wears me out, so I’m always glad to just get to where I’m going. But travel does remind me that it’s good to stop and enjoy life. Not to always worry about money. So I guess the end result is kind of the same.