“Growing up, I was told to follow the typical path: go to college, get a job, get married, buy a house, and have children. And for the majority of my life, I followed their advice and traveled down that path. All along the way, I saved my money, sometimes at the expense of having fun and enjoying myself.
Unlike most people, I didn’t have any specific goals in mind while I was saving. And for a while, that approach to life worked for me. That is, until my third year of grad school when I finally realized that my one and only career/life plan was making me absolutely miserable. It was quite a rude awakening. And as a result, I began questioning everything.”