So, 4 days before the final, I bought a plane ticket and a seat to the US Open. I debated only an hour or so. I shouldn’t spend the money, I shouldn’t take the time away from all my duties, shouldn’t shouldn’t shouldn’t. But I did.
Even in a rough market. Even in a recession. Even with gas prices and travel costs at a high.
Early August is always an emotional time for me. I don’t know if it is the
suffocating heat and fluctuating barometric pressure, or the shortening days
signaling the end to the lazier ways of summer, but I tend to feel a little down and
fatigued this time of year.
We don’t just suddenly change. We evolve. The typical financial planning projections focus on retirement as a one off occurrence in our lives. One day we are gainfully employed, the next day we are sleeping in, having lunch at home and playing golf.