My journey of becoming financial independence by 35 years old
How’s everybody memorial’s day weekend?
I had a super rough week at work, waking up at 4:45am everyday to be at work at 6am. Standing on my feet all day took a toll on me. I was ready to call it quits. Instead, Mr. WRI, a YOLO (you only live once), dragged me out of town again. We didn’t do much planning other than booking a hotel for the first night. We told them we’d stay longer if there were a lot of things to do. Spontaneous can be good.
We went to Chincotegue Island to see the horses. For birds watchers and seafood lovers, this is a great destination. We biked 30 miles around the national parks. It was great to see all the species on this small island up close. This was a better experience than seeing the animals at the zoo. It is softshell crab season. They were so cheap and so fresh … Uhm Uhmmm good.
We went mussel hunting. I got us a good 8 pounds, we ate so much. It was so fresh and so good. A lot of other tourists went crabbing instead, but I didn’t want to spend money for equipment.
I met the owners of the water view property where we stayed. The husband used to be in sales. They looked so happy residing on the island and running the hotel. They sent their kids to a private school. I also saw the lady teaching the little girl to run the business. I could relate to this, as growing up, my parents were talking business, and I was always around listening.
The island is one of the main attractions in Virginia during the summer months. During the winter time, they would just chill and fix up their property. It’s actually not a bad idea to retire this way.
Back to the buying world, Walmart took a dip to $75 so I bought another 20 shares to continue to average down. This added $40 to my annual dividend income. Walmart owner decided to sell some stocks to fund their charity, so I’m expecting the stock will go down a bit further. We will see what happen.
Photo caption: the Grumpy mr WRI pushed down the shrimp house.