Marine On FIRE

Planning to be FIREd from the military

Month: December 2017

I Challenge You

BLUF:  The FI/RE community is amazing but we are often focused on the long game.  I challenge you to take a look at your life and ask if you are getting everything you want out of it, because things can change quickly.  Habits overtime become who you are, solidifying your character, and ultimately what you are remembered by.

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Weight Off My Shoulders

BLUF: I wish no one the experience of being told they have cancer.  After the initial shock of being told, I experienced an odd sense of relief, and needed time to think.  I remember looking over at my “To-Do” list and realizing that most things on it did not matter much.  Reducing my list was very helpful in reducing stress and enabling me to figure things out.

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So I Have Cancer

BLUF: Completely out of the blue, suddenly felt like I was dying.  Diagnosed with stage III Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in December 2016.  After lots of chemo, my fight continues.  Planning for the future was suddenly put into perspective.

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