From Mrs. Adventure Rich over at adventurerich.com, regarding their decision for Mr. Adventure Rich to quit his job.
During our discussions about what to do next and how to release some of the building pressure, I referred back to our Financial Independence Mission Statement. Last summer, Mr. Adventure Rich and I followed the formula outlined in an article written by Tanja at Our Next Life and came up the following:
The Adventure Rich family strives to live a rich and beautiful life full of adventure, simplicity, and intention while aiming for some form of financial independence by building wealth through index investing and other income streams in order to be able to generously give of our time, energy and resources for the good of our community, our family, and each other, relying on God to strengthen and direct our actions each step of the way.
Reading through our mission statement again inspired me to break out of that black and white spreadsheet world on my computer and to look around, gather the color from our life and reassess. Suddenly, it became clear that if we truly aligned our actions with our priorities, Mr. Adventure Rich’s current job did not fit. It was the outlier that had to go.
Moving jobs or quitting a job is never an easy decision, but when you can tie it back to your mission and purpose in life, and realize that job simply doesn’t fit, it sure does take a lot of the guess work out of it.
Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Adventure Rich on their new journey!