Hi I’m CalBal, another MMM refugee. The cranky forum over there drives me nuts (I could neither read nor post yesterday, AT ALL), and I have been meaning to migrate over here for a while. Also, I miss my friends from over there who have mostly moved over here.
I’m early 40s (Gen X) single gal (now) with a super senior Doggo and two kittens who are no longer kittens but I still call them kittens (and will probably forever). I found MMM about a year and a half ago. I have always been pretty thrifty with money, although perhaps as not as much as I could have been (if I have found MMM a few years earlier I would be done now!) I am currently on “sabbatical” from my super stressful job, and although they think it is only a leave of absence I am almost certainly not going back. Problem is, I am not FIRE yet, maybe Barista FIRE though. I have a lot of guilt about that because I was making Good Money (really) for what I do and I’ll likely never find that again. The other problem is that I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I live in the intermountain west US in a MCOL area (ish), though the specific area I live in is more HCOL than MCOL in terms of real estate. This is both good and bad, as I own a cute almost-100-year-old house in a good area. I am considering moving Back East to be closer to the rest of my immediate family (maybe TN or NC, but in a liberal area or college town, and also I am not from the south though family lives there now so I don’t know…) Problem is that I don’t think Doggo would survive the stress of such a move. So in the meantime I wait, and complain about various things, and wish someone would make some decisions for me because being an adult is hard and I don’t wanna.
I mostly post about food and gardening and my furry children and occasional DIYs in between the complaining, anxiety, and existential angst.