Why Career, Sustainability, Minimalism and FI:RE?

May 2020 Drew

There are lots of blogs out there on the world wide t’internet that cover one of these four subjects.  There are also a couple of them in the deepest corners that cover a couple of them together.  And there are none (that I can find) that look at three, never mind all four of these subjects.  So why I am trying to?  Because to some people it may seem a bit nuts. Here’s why…

Continue reading

My Milburn Moment(s) update

29/04/2020 Drew

In June 2018 I wrote an article on Medium about my “Milburn moment”. Named after Joshua Fields Milburn, one of the Minimalists, who proposed to his boss that he be let go from his high flying career, my moment was where I took a similar plunge and proposed my boss should “right-size” my job. It didn’t quite work out as planned, so I followed that with a second moment, and committed myself to not be working for the business by Christmas 2018. I even made sure my boss knew the plan. 7 months from that discussion I told him I would not work there, my choice or his, I was going.

That was almost two years ago, and an update is long overdue on how that commitment turned out…..

Continue reading