This week Mrs. DivHut, baby DivHut and myself will be taking a road trip up the west coast of California, Oregon and Washington with a long visit in Seattle as our final destination. The drive is “scheduled” to take about seven or eight days each way with stops along the road to enjoy the scenery and small towns we’ll be passing through along the way. Of course, baby DivHut may have his own ideas about where and when he’d like to stop but we’ll attempt to keep to a schedule as best we can. Once we reach Seattle we plan on visiting the city and more as we plan to stay approximately two weeks in the northwest. I still plan on updating DivHut during the four weeks we’ll be on the road with the usual dividend income updates, recent buy(s) and stock considerations for the up coming month. I’ll have my laptop with me throughout our journey just in case juicy buying opportunities come up.
I look forward to this trip, diaper changes and all at various rest stops, as I will be spending quality time with my family and creating memories of our adventure that will last a lifetime. As you already know, life is more than a savings rate, dividend income update or high yielding stock. It’s about taking time for yourself, family or whatever passion drives you. I find that life is a balance and that you are young only once and while working hard, smart and living in a frugal manner is wise, nothing in life is guaranteed, especially your future, and so you must balance that diligence with some fun.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, whether at home, abroad or somewhere in between. As dividend investors we are all very aware of time and how finite it is, so don’t forget to enjoy it every now and then.