Can’t a Guy Have It All?

For some time now, my dream has been to retire early and travel the world.  But I’ve also wanted to have kids and raise a family.  Sometimes I wonder if these two lifestyles are mutually exclusive — you can have one but not the other.

On one hand, it would be easy to retire in the next few years with more than enough assets to cover the two of us for life and begin our travels.  Perhaps we could settle down somewhere after our travels and see where life takes us.  But my wife doesn’t think a nomadic lifestyle is conducive to raising kids.  I wholeheartedly disagree and think it would make for a great education.  On the other hand, if we had kids sooner rather than later, they’d probably take over our lives, which would lead to me feeling resentful that I never got to follow my dreams.

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