Ganbarimasu is a Japanese term meaning "I am doing my best." My goal for 2012 is to do my best to prove to my husband, hereafter known as "the mister", that we can afford for me to retire, and that we can still live comfortably. I have set a number of goals, call them new years resolutions if you like, that I will outline in future posts. But for now, I just wanted to get this blog launched so that I could meet my first goal, and that is to record my journey this year to keep me accountable and on track to meet my goals. Stay tuned.