Here’s some stuff I thought was worth sharing this week.
I just got back from Arizona and it was HOT. Like, 110 degrees hot. But it was fun to see the saguaro cacti at Saguaro National Park (and add it to my national park list – it’s #25!) because these suckers are impressively tall (they can grow to about 50 feet!).
Retirement Has Already Cost Us At Least $5 Million from Go Curry Cracker
A story about a guy who worked out just how much money he and his family would need in retirement and then retired when they had enough (in his 30s!). By doing this he was forgoing potentially a lot of money, but he knew his decision would not only give him more freedom in life, but allow him to do more of what he loved most.
Where’s There’s Stress, There’s a Story from Raptitude
One day I’ll participate in a silent meditation retreat. But until that day I’ll stick to reading about others who have. David (the guy who wrote this article) talks about his time at one such retreat and explains one instance of how his daily meditation practice helped him more clearly watch his train of thought spiral away from the present, but then successfully bring it back again.
An Interview with writer Caroline Paul & illustrator Wendy MacNaughton from The Great Discontent
These two women discuss creativity, relationships, legacy and more. Here are a couple of quotes from the article I like:
Wendy: “What I’ve learned is to keep doing what you love to do and believe that it’s worth something. If I believe in something so much and keep putting time into it, eventually everybody else will catch up.”
Caroline: “I learned that life is very fleeting, so I have a less grandiose idea of legacy: for me, legacy implies what will happen after I die, but what’s more important to me is what’s happening while I’m alive.”
Have a wonderful weekend!