Behind the Scenes

A lot of blogs are centered on people’s personal journeys.

They are chronicling some aspect of their life or using personal anecdotes to help teach lessons. They talk about themselves and give you a behind-the-scenes view of their finances or their decision-making or whatever other topics they cover.

That’s not generally how I write.

I understand the appeal and it seems like a great way to build a devoted following, but it isn’t my thing. They say you should write what you want to read, and I don’t really want to read about me.

I also don’t feel like my story is necessarily all that helpful to many people. I am a lawyer, but I don’t make much money for a lawyer, while at the same time making more than most non-lawyers. I have a huge amount of student loan debt, but I am participating in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, so the normal debt payoff stories don’t apply. I am pursuing financial independence, but at a leisurely pace. My financial story feels a bit too disjointed to be all that useful to anyone.

Once in a while, though, I get meta and chronicle my thoughts on this blog, my personal situation, and relevant goals going forward. That’s going to be the case in today’s post. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes”