Update – 5/1/2022

Dear Readers,

This is intended to be a brief post. Blog updates have been slow over the last few weeks. This is owing to two major reasons. Firstly, I recently switched jobs and, in general, the initial few days/weeks at the new job are rough, as one begins to ramp up and get up-to-speed. Secondly, one of my family members based outside the country landed up in the hospital again due to a recurrence of an issue with the surgery that had happened earlier in the year. This is terrible news to receive at any time, but it is especially hard when you have just switched jobs.

As a result, this last month has been mentally and emotionally draining for myself and my family. We were seriously contemplating if we would need to travel out of the country on an urgent basis. This was especially challenging considering our employment benefits (primarily health insurance) per the new employer’s plan were yet to kick in and travelling during this time could be tricky.

While life was happening, I obviously had to ignore my portfolio and the world of investing in general.

Things have thankfully started coming back to normalcy again and the family member is out of danger (touch wood). I finally had a chance to look at my portfolio and saw all the red, which made me….. well…excited. 🙂 Why? Because this means potential buying opportunities. April was expected to be a slow month for me as far as earned dividend income. I will cover more of this in a monthly income update post that should be up very shortly.

As I write this, earnings season is on us, so I will be using my free time in the next few weeks digesting the data in these 10-Qs especially for companies that are on my “need to analyze further” list.

I sincerely hope that all of you guys reading this post are doing well, staying safe and healthy and making good progress in your own journeys towards financial independence.

See y’all in the next post!

4 thoughts on “Update – 5/1/2022

  1. Dealing with the rollercoaster range of emotions with switching jobs is stress enough but adding family stress is a heavy burden indeed. At least the new job stress goes away after 6 months give or take. The one good thing that comes out of this is a stronger bond with your wife. Not sure why but going through heck and coming out the other side whole seems to create a strong bond between people.

    Glad to hear things are lightening up and you are getting some free time. Take some nice long walks, enjoy the scenery and play with the kids. Investing will still be there when you are ready.

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