Welcome to the FIERbird blog!
This blog is for those of us who are sick of the 9-5 and are looking for “something more”. That something more could be the freedom to take a lower paying job that’s more fulfilling, spending more time with family, or travelling the world. Whatever your “something more” may be, whatever drives you, is the why behind your life and should be the why behind your finances.
Hi! I’m Emily. I’m a 27 year old engineer in the aviation industry who hates cubicles and though I’m currently stuck in one, I’m working towards my “something more.” For now, that means striving to get out of the ‘trading time for money’ cycle so that as I build my future family, I’ll be able to be more present for my kids and better able to pursue other interests, like travelling. What I strive for on this journey may change over time, but for now I just want to be able to give myself and my family options for the future; allowing us to make more choices that don’t need to be driven by the size of our wallet.
I have a few hopes for this blog. I’d like to use this platform as a way to pass on the wisdom I’ve learned through my own success and failures while connecting with some great folks along the way. I’d also like to use this blog as a way to hold myself accountable for my goals, both financial and otherwise. Essentially, as if you were all my fiscal gym buddies. So, if you’d like, come with me on this journey as I try to figure it all out, along with my fucking awesome wife, Kayla, and track our path to the holy grail of Financial Independence (FI).
The best is yet to come!
From our trip to Peru last year. This is one of my favorites.