It’s Official: Spain’s Newest Resident

It's been a long, long road. Today feels like the culmination of the last 5 years of our lives. Today, we received our Residency Cards in Valencia, Spain! It has been 5 years of soul-searching, difficult decisions, persistence, hard work, planning, executing, several amazing exploratory trips to Greece, Croatia and Spain, time, money and resources …

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Living ‘My’ Dream

Friday I gave my 2-week notice. For the first time in my adult life, my career is no longer my highest priority. I have been mentally preparing myself for the challenges ahead for years. We have reached our FI number, but that, it seems, was the easy part! We are letting go of our careers, …

Quote du Jour

"The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times." -- The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho I just finished reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck... gut-wrenching story with a fantastic ending. Glad I stuck it out. That one was for you, Mackenzie! 😛 Now I am just beginning The …

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou

I love this quote from Maya Angelou because it reminds me that everyone is on a different point in their own unique journey. ... but sometimes I still think some people are just trying to piss me off! 😉

What One Year of Blogging Has Taught Me

[This post is Part 1 of a 3-Part Series. Stay Tuned for Parts 2 and 3] Well, I made it. Today is my 1-year anniversary of blogging. One year certainly was not my goal when I began blogging. At the time, it was more of "I wonder if this will lead me anywhere?" Inspired by …

ChooseFI Episode 032 | The Milestones of FI

https://www.choosefi.com/032-milestones-fi/ Some interesting variations on the milestones in your FI journey. The one and only JD Roth originally wrote on this topic back in 2015 in his post titled The Six Stages of Financial Freedom. Check his post for another angle. Cheers!

Happy Holidays!

I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for reading, following and participating in the Travel Inspire Connect community this year! The premiere year of TIC has been amazing! I have learned so much from you all. I have been inspired and touched by your stories. The goal of Travel Inspire Connect …

My 8-Month Blogiversary!

Today marks eight months since I began blogging. I know what you're saying... "Can it be?" "Lane, himself, is actually writing something?" Yes, it is me. I came from behind the curtain to say... Thanks! Thanks for allowing me into this amazing blogging community! Thanks for all the support I have received from the WordPress …

Blogging: My One Month-iversary

Cheers! I made it to one month! The other day marked the one month anniversary of my blog. Celebrate the small victories, right? It may not seem like much,... until you consider the following: 5 weeks ago I didn't know what WordPress was I haven't done any writing of significance since graduating college 12 years …