Hi there! My name is Jaymee and I am the voice behind the Smart Woman Blog, a personal finance blog for “money-curious” millennials (and yes, I’m pretty sure I just made that up).
Who am I?
I am a registered nurse by day and a personal finance blogger by night… well, so to speak! In between these gigs, I like to frequent the gym, spend time with my family and friends, dance to EDM at music festivals or daydream at home with a good cup of coffee.
I am also an “aspiring early retiree”.
You’re probably thinking ‘what the heck does that even mean?’ Well, let me tell you my friends!
Retiring early to me means achieving financial freedom – the point where I no longer HAVE to actively work for a living. I would’ve built up my ‘financial freedom nut’ that my money now supports my lifestyle, not hinder it.
This goal is so important to me because I feel that it’s my ticket to absolute freedom – freedom to pursue my true passions and hobbies, freedom to spend the time with the people I love, freedom to nap and spend hours lifting at the gym, freedom to give back to my community and freedom to be my true self.
The only way I can see this happening right now is to make it so my money solves those problems we worry about everyday – bills, housing, food, transportation, etc. etc.
And make no mistake! I plan on doing this while enjoying my life as well. I will not be sacrificing the joy of being with my loved ones now, my health or my sanity… I simply want to be free sooner than later.
Here’s the thing:
I wish I could tell you I know exactly how I’m going to get there but I don’t… not yet at least. Hence, the “aspiring” part of my tag line.
I don’t really even know what I’m going to do once I get there or when I plan to get there – I have a vague idea though and I’m sure as long as I keep working on it, I’ll make it eventually.
This blog is my accountability partner. I’m going to be detailing my financial wins and loses for you to see hoping that if you’re gearing towards the same goal as me, you would find some motivation, inspiration and maybe some entertainment to keep you crazy excited about your goal as well!