I was still a young adult when I realized that life was short. Between the year 2002 and 2009 I lost four close relatives.
I also heard a lot of stories among my parent’s colleagues about people who just had retired and were struck by a heart attack a couple of weeks later just before doing the trip of their life or finally realizing their dream.
I don’t want to be like them.
In 2006, I lost my godfather. He was 45 and dad of a young kid. He was simply coming back from work when his heart stopped beating.
He was dead… At 45…
A year after, it was one of my uncles. At 42, he’s been diagnosed a terminal phase leukemia. He had less than 3 months to live… I spent most of these three months accompanying him, helping him find peace of mind and accept his fate.
It was hard for him and for me.
His parents (my grand parents) died a little after him.
In 2008, on december 31st, we had decided, my girlfriend and I to rent a chalet with her best friend and one of their other friends. We had a great time listening to music, eating great food. And then, we came back home and dropped her at her place. A couple of hours after, her mom called an ambulance and brought her to the nearest hospital.
She was 24 and she had to fight leukemia for the last five years.
A couple of months before, she had stopped her treatments and told us that she was cured. She was even shopping to rent an apartment and she was looking to enter university as soon as possible.
But she never got out of the hospital.
She was in the terminal phase of a leukemia… Like my uncle.
Life is short. Time flies. You could live until you’re 100 years old or die tomorrow.
Are you happy with your life? Are you happy with what you’ve done so far?
Don’t wait until it’s too late to realize your dreams!
My dream is to be financially free and to quit the rat race. It’s a dream that is so powerful that I fully dedicate myself toward reaching it.
I want to retire at or before 45. I want to live free before dying.
I also know that stress is not good for me and having a full time job with delays, huge responsibilities stresses me… I don’t want to die from an heart attack because of a job!
Do you have a bucket list?
What are your dreams?
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://quityourdayjob101.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ID-10050051.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hi, my name is Allan. I’m the masked blogger. Like you I’m a modern slave, prisoner of a 9@5 job in Corporate America. They told us when we were young that we would live in a society of leisure and that technology would permit us to work only a couple of hours per day. But we live in a society of stress and uncertainty. My situation could be a lot worse and I know it. So many humans are suffering on this planet. But a golden cage remains a cage anyway. At least, I have an escape plan. I will retire before 45 years old over my passive income. This is a dream that is so powerful that I will make sure it happens. To build my wealth, I mainly invest in undervalued dividend growth stocks. [/author_info] [/author]
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