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THANKFUL THURSDAY! Thankful to have these amazing people in my life! . . . #thankfulthursday #familymatters
Weekend adventures!!
Bacon cinnamon rolls anyone!?!?!
Unusually warm weather here! We will take it! . . #italy🇮🇹 #greveinchianti #journeytothegoodlife
Manarola, Italy
Greve in Chianti is always beautiful!! . . #italy🇮🇹 #tuscany #journeytothegoodlife #greveinchianti
Good to be back in Greve in Chianti!
Manarola from above. . . #manarola #italy #journeytothegoodlife
Giornata di pioggia a Manarola
From coast to Italian coast!
Florence was great but it's time to move on!
One of my favorite cities! . . . #venezia #italy #journeytothegoodlife
My favorite season is here! #journeytothegoodlife #4seasons
Saw this little guy on our walk this past weekend!! #journeytothegoodlife
Happy Anniversary to the best wife ever @g.katie1 ! Many more amazing years to come!
Super grateful and lucky to have such an amazing wife @g.katie1 ! She surprised me with a fishing charter on lake Superior this weekend for an early bday present. Our two amazing friends @thomas_shooting_accessories and @photomidge came as well! We got 2 10ish lb Lakers, had some "trouble at sea" but everything turned out just fine thanks to our captain Jon Dahl! It was an amazing weekend. I am so blessed, lucky and grateful to have what I have and do what I do.
We had some good luck on Lake Superior this weekend! 10lb Laker! #happyhookersportfishing #lakesuperior
Little surprise birthday trip for @g.katie1!! Flagstaff and Sedona were amazing!! We will definitely be back!

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As 2018 came to a speedy close I felt a bit saddened, proud and excited.

Saddened because we lost one of our dogs and that was an exceptionally hard thing to go through and we will miss him dearly but he’s in a better place and no longer in pain!

Also, I’m getting to the point in life where I don’t realize how fast time is going until I go to write a date and realize the month and or year has changed already. This time in life is typically where people are having kids, working hard in their careers to get ahead or to keep up with their lives that they’re building! It seems to me that more and more people are skipping the kids and working on themselves and each other with Katie and I being apart of that group. But both groups are very, very busy and probably lose track of time. ANYWAY. It’s time once again to keep a closer eye on time and not let the most valuable thing ever fly by me without realizing how much has gone by.

Proud because we had an amazing year! We travelled more this year than any other (So far) at 5.5 weeks! We flew to Kauai, New England and Alaska. Drove out west a bit including South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah!

I’m also proud because we both have grown as individuals, we’ve grown in our careers and we’ve grown as a pair! We have a SOLID plan in place that lets us to pay off our house in 8 years while still saving enough to retire from full time work shortly after that! The weird part is that we were already on that path but just putting it all in some sort of writing or spreadsheet really opens your eyes to what you can do with not a huge amount of money. Which is one of the reasons Journey to the Good Life is different than a lot of the other F.I.R.E and lifestyle blogs I’ve read. We’re not raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars every year but we are responsible, frugal and still have fun. Absolutely not talking negatively about anyone or anything because if we made that much we’d be doing the same thing. We’re just doing it a bit slower.

Excited because although I don’t like the whole New year’s resolutions thing and believe strongly that you should always have goals and dreams to work toward, there’s something about a fresh year. Anything could happen. You can’t change 2018 but you can do whatever it takes to make 2019 the best year of your journey yet!! I’m looking forward to tons more travel, working hard on accomplishing goals, spending more quality time working on this website, while also spending my time with Katie and our dog Maggie!

We also have big things planned for Journey to the Good Life this year so subscribe and I hope you like what you see and spread the word!!

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