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My husband and I are taking a 3-year 'mini-retirement' in our 30s. Here's what a week of spending looks like for our family of 7

Business Insider Logo By Jillian Johnsrud of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 10: 
  
    Jillian
    Johnsrud lives in Montana with her husband Adam and their
    five kids; they're currently on a 
    mini-retirement.
  
  Their income is comprised of Adam's military pension, rental
  property income, and investment income for a total of
  $41,400 a year. They earn an additional $50,000-$75,000 a
  year doing freelance work.
  
    For Business Insider's "Real
    Money" series, Jillian tracked the family's spending for a
    week.
  
  
    Want to share a week of your spending? Email
    yourmoney@businessinsider.com.
  

  Three years ago my husband and I
  became 
  financially independent at the ages of 37 and 32.

  Life had been a bit of a
  whirlwind in the years leading up to that. We had adopted a
  sibling group of three, bought and renovated three homes, and
  were both working full time. I found out we were expecting a
  second biological child and I decided it was time for another
  mini-retirement. It would be our fifth mini-retirement and our
  longest, lasting two-and-a-half years.

  The goal of this new
  mini-retirement was fairly simple. Fill it with rest, family
  time, and adventure, and start figuring out what we wanted life
  to look like now that we no longer needed to earn income.

  What was our ideal day or week?
  Did we want to volunteer or work part time? How much do we enjoy
  traveling? What was the perfect mix for us as individuals and as
  a family?

  Here's a look inside a typical week for us:

Three years ago my husband and I became financially independent at the ages of 37 and 32.

Life had been a bit of a whirlwind in the years leading up to that. We had adopted a sibling group of three, bought and renovated three homes, and were both working full time. I found out we were expecting a second biological child and I decided it was time for another mini-retirement. It would be our fifth mini-retirement and our longest, lasting two-and-a-half years.

The goal of this new mini-retirement was fairly simple. Fill it with rest, family time, and adventure, and start figuring out what we wanted life to look like now that we no longer needed to earn income.

What was our ideal day or week? Did we want to volunteer or work part time? How much do we enjoy traveling? What was the perfect mix for us as individuals and as a family?

Here's a look inside a typical week for us (Click through the slideshow)

© Courtesy of Jillian Johnsrud

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