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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1300 on: November 14, 2017, 08:49:01 AM »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1301 on: November 14, 2017, 09:04:04 AM »
Due to some unexpected crap at work, I am back in the 2017 fold. My last day at work is 12/1/17. And, srsly, thank the FSM for FU money.

Please tell me FIRE is awesome. Right now I'm just really stressed.

FIRE is awesome beyond your dreams, beyond what you can plan. FIRE is freedom. Freedom cannot be described, it can only be experienced. It is like love.

We are cheering you on and look forward to welcoming you into the pool of FIRE happiness. Good luck, RedmondStash!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1302 on: November 14, 2017, 10:26:46 AM »
FIRE is awesome.  Welcome back!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1303 on: November 14, 2017, 12:05:03 PM »
Due to some unexpected crap at work, I am back in the 2017 fold. My last day at work is 12/1/17. And, srsly, thank the FSM for FU money.

Please tell me FIRE is awesome. Right now I'm just really stressed.

Congratulations...I think???

FIRE is only as awesome as you make it. Make it awesome.

What is FSM? I googled it and found a Rastafarian reference.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1304 on: November 14, 2017, 02:26:43 PM »
Due to some unexpected crap at work, I am back in the 2017 fold. My last day at work is 12/1/17. And, srsly, thank the FSM for FU money.

Please tell me FIRE is awesome. Right now I'm just really stressed.

C'mon in! It'll be great!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1305 on: November 14, 2017, 04:56:55 PM »
What is FSM? I googled it and found a Rastafarian reference.

Pastafarian ;)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1306 on: November 14, 2017, 05:18:38 PM »
Thanks, everyone. Sounds like I should come on in, the water's fine. :)

And I'm so glad everyone seems to be having such a great time!

What is FSM? I googled it and found a Rastafarian reference.

Flying Spaghetti Monster. See Freedom17's image. It's a sort of tongue-in-cheek God alternative. So, yeah, "Pastafarian."

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1307 on: November 14, 2017, 10:52:54 PM »
Please tell me FIRE is awesome. Right now I'm just really stressed.

I'm typing this while eating some freshly cooked red lentils in a perfectly unremarkable hotel room in Southern California.  Tomorrow, I will be heading to Joshua Tree National Park for several weeks of rock climbing there.  FIRE is amazing.  There are a few challenges, but then you have so much time to figure out a solution that it all seems all too easy after a while.  It's actually kind of hard to refrain for having a soft laughter and a rather smug looking smile on your face when you reach the above realization. 

No need to agonize.  Your burn rate is elastic and you can scale your expenses up or down really easily, especially when you have a lot of time to do things yourself, such as cooking.  Take a moment to update your spreadsheets with your most recent numbers, this should help you calm down.  Then start a list of all the cool things you will be able to do now that you have time to dedicate to your deepest aspirations.   FIRE is awesome!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1308 on: November 14, 2017, 10:55:47 PM »
Due to some unexpected crap at work, I am back in the 2017 fold. My last day at work is 12/1/17. And, srsly, thank the FSM for FU money.

Please tell me FIRE is awesome. Right now I'm just really stressed.

So Awesome.
No alarm clocks.
Ability to connect with friends and family in a real way, without rushing or being too tired.
Cooking much better food for dinner, too.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1309 on: November 15, 2017, 08:01:08 AM »
Thanks again, folks. Your stories really do reassure me.

Part of my stress is work stress, and part is "OMG now I have to actually put all that theory into practice. How do you turn on the dividend faucet again?" It's just a big change.

But I'll get it all figured out. Two and a half weeks and counting.

And congrats to everyone who has taken the leap and is now soaring over the countryside. (Okay, maybe not the best metaphor. Hey, it's early. :) )

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1310 on: November 15, 2017, 08:16:48 AM »
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Part of my stress is work stress, and part is "OMG now I have to actually put all that theory into practice. How do you turn on the dividend faucet again?" It's just a big change.

But I'll get it all figured out. Two and a half weeks and counting.

Same here, 50/50 stress beginnings, but I have 6 months to go. 

 "OMG now I have to actually put all that theory into practice. How do you turn on the dividend faucet again?" It's just a big change.   ----   RedmondStash, are you my twin?  This is exactly how I feel.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1311 on: November 15, 2017, 12:04:48 PM »
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Part of my stress is work stress, and part is "OMG now I have to actually put all that theory into practice. How do you turn on the dividend faucet again?" It's just a big change.

But I'll get it all figured out. Two and a half weeks and counting.

Same here, 50/50 stress beginnings, but I have 6 months to go. 

 "OMG now I have to actually put all that theory into practice. How do you turn on the dividend faucet again?" It's just a big change.   ----   RedmondStash, are you my twin?  This is exactly how I feel.

lol, clearly we were separated at birth. I'm sorry you feel that way too, but it makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one! And now you know that neither are you. :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1312 on: November 15, 2017, 12:54:03 PM »
Well, I guess I am in the 2017 FIRE club. I finally got laid off from my job, was hoping the layoffs would come in September so that I could say that I was FIREd at the age of 30 (nice round number,) but it didn't come until Oct 23rd at an age of 31. I have been off for 3 weeks and have enjoyed my time with the kids and catching up on stuff without feeling like I am in a rush. Great thing about getting laid off is that on top of leaving a job on good notice, they also gave me a severance package, so I get paid until the end of the year SWEET! It makes the retirement even more worry free, although it wasn't really needed, it is just a nice added bonus.

Anyways, I visited these retirement "class of" pages a couple of times in the past 2 years and have always been wanting to add my name to the list, and now I can. I am being pressured by family to get a job and not be a "bum" but it looks like they are slowly warming up to the idea. I probably will end up doing something part time, or open up a business, or test one of my many ideas, but I just can't see a 9-5 job with a couple vacation days in my near future (unless it is for a cause that I believe in.) To me the FI is more important than RE, because I get to choose what I want to do, and it doesn't even have to be for pay. I actually been helping my friends buy first houses nearly commission free to help them out, helped friends with a few house projects, started getting my house in order, and done a lot of things I probably couldn't do if I needed to get paid for my time.

Sorry if I am typing up a huge post, for no apparent reason, I think I am just thinking "out loud" and typing it out. I am very excited for this chapter in my life, and I wonder where it will take me. If any of the early MMM retirees are ever in Louisville, KY and want to meet up feel free to message me. Wonder if anyone actually read this to the end :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1313 on: November 15, 2017, 03:58:33 PM »
Congrats mishek01!!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1314 on: November 16, 2017, 05:33:47 AM »
Wonder if anyone actually read this to the end :)

Every word.  :)

I love hearing the stories (and the accompanying processes, both internal and external) of people who are making their escape.  DH and I are close, but not there yet--Class of 2022, probably--so it's very helpful both psychologically and practically to watch others do it.

Congratulations--enjoy Freedom!  :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1315 on: November 16, 2017, 02:19:27 PM »
Wonder if anyone actually read this to the end :)

I did!  I love this thread.  I am class of 2019 and I am just starting to get nervous about it . . . Reading your stories is so reassuring.  Thank you and congrats to all of you.  Well done.  :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1316 on: November 18, 2017, 01:25:19 PM »
Sorry if I am typing up a huge post, for no apparent reason, I think I am just thinking "out loud" and typing it out. I am very excited for this chapter in my life, and I wonder where it will take me. If any of the early MMM retirees are ever in Louisville, KY and want to meet up feel free to message me. Wonder if anyone actually read this to the end :)

Read to the end and planning on taking you up on that offer to say hi if/when we are that way. We're looking for a new home (eventually), so maybe can pick your brain on that area

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1317 on: November 18, 2017, 07:11:00 PM »
Congrats Mishek and GuitarBrian!


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1318 on: November 20, 2017, 03:42:58 PM »
I FINALLY GAVE NOTICE. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I fuckin' love my boss and that made it even harder. He is familiar with my entrepreneurial efforts as well as my family situation, and he was incredibly supportive.

But this feels great.

Excuse me while I spazz out for a while. !@#$%^&*()!@#$%^&*@#$%^&#$%^&

***EDIT*** My actual last day is still sort of fluid, but I'm going to Argentina 12/18 for 4 weeks. It is *possible* that I will stay on the books and outprocess in January, but if you motherbitches try to call it OMY, I'll kick ALL YOUR ASSES AT ONCE. ;)

(*overstimulated*)

(*sorry*)

(*not sorry*)
« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 04:01:59 PM by zephyr911 »

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1319 on: November 20, 2017, 04:25:52 PM »
If you only work January/Feb  next year, you will pay very very low taxes, earn partial SS credits, etc...

(You did not need that message, sorry! Something else to think about.)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1320 on: November 20, 2017, 04:31:09 PM »
If you only work January/Feb  next year, you will pay very very low taxes, earn partial SS credits, etc...

(You did not need that message, sorry! Something else to think about.)

With reduced income and possible tax changes, definitely consider prepaying some property taxes or accelerating any other deductions if possible/warranted.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1321 on: November 20, 2017, 04:44:44 PM »
I'm unfortunately gonna be in high tax territory next year regardless, due to a pending IRA cashout that really can't be avoided. The good news is, most of the proceeds are going into a real estate operation that's churning out 30% returns on equity AND will pay me a small stipend plus commissions on its continued acquisitions. Win some, lose some, win some. Hehe
SO STOKED GUYS

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1322 on: November 20, 2017, 06:36:21 PM »
I FINALLY GAVE NOTICE. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I fuckin' love my boss and that made it even harder. He is familiar with my entrepreneurial efforts as well as my family situation, and he was incredibly supportive.

But this feels great.

Excuse me while I spazz out for a while. !@#$%^&*()!@#$%^&*@#$%^&#$%^&

***EDIT*** My actual last day is still sort of fluid, but I'm going to Argentina 12/18 for 4 weeks. It is *possible* that I will stay on the books and outprocess in January, but if you motherbitches try to call it OMY, I'll kick ALL YOUR ASSES AT ONCE. ;)

(*overstimulated*)

(*sorry*)

(*not sorry*)

Congratulations!!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1323 on: November 21, 2017, 08:39:58 AM »
I FINALLY GAVE NOTICE. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I fuckin' love my boss and that made it even harder. He is familiar with my entrepreneurial efforts as well as my family situation, and he was incredibly supportive.

But this feels great.

Excuse me while I spazz out for a while. !@#$%^&*()!@#$%^&*@#$%^&#$%^&

***EDIT*** My actual last day is still sort of fluid, but I'm going to Argentina 12/18 for 4 weeks. It is *possible* that I will stay on the books and outprocess in January, but if you motherbitches try to call it OMY, I'll kick ALL YOUR ASSES AT ONCE. ;)

(*overstimulated*)

(*sorry*)

(*not sorry*)

Congratulations!  It's not OMY if you are not actually working, but they keep paying you and you come back later to turn in your badge.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1324 on: November 21, 2017, 08:48:42 AM »
I'll try not to do any actual work if it goes to Plan B

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1325 on: November 21, 2017, 06:10:22 PM »
@zephyr911 you are awesome! Giving notice is a big deal and not easy to do. Congratulations on taking the leap.

Iíve been out of the rat race for 4 months now. Iím starting to slowly come out of decompression. Iíve started taking an online class for web development which is fun. I was an embedded software developer so itís nice to get back to coding but learning different technologies. Iíve also signed up for a music class spring semester at a community college. I realized that Iím not as self motivated as I thought so Iím taking some classes to help motivate me to learn new things on a more structured way. Itís really been helping me not feel aimless and depressed.

Right now Iím living it up in Sonoma on a wine tasting vacation. I just met a tasting room tender who quit his job as an equity trader to spend more time with his daughter. To me that is the American dream, to earn enough to live a life of meaning whatever that means to you. He was forced to get out because of health problems but I think that was a blessing in disguise because he now looks so healthy and happy. I love hearing stories like that of people getting out of the rat race. Probably why I spend so much time on this forum ;j

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1326 on: November 22, 2017, 02:50:24 AM »
Congrats Zephyr. So glad you're joining us in the class of 2017!!!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1327 on: November 22, 2017, 07:06:21 AM »
Thanks, all. I celebrated Monday night with my wife and my 20yo half-brother, who's visiting for Thanksgiving.
I'm on my way in for probably just an hour or two today, mostly to sort out the details and then burn off some leave. Because of my travel plans, and the slow federal hiring process, one *possible* course of action under discussion involves my working PT for a few weeks after my month overseas. I'm okay with this if it helps with the transition, but frankly it sounds like the juice may not be worth the squeeze for my boss, due to all the inertia and bureaucracy he'd have to fight thru to get it approved.
Anywho.. the end result won't change. A whole month away will be good, and even if it's followed by a minor relapse in late Jan, the die is cast. It's already dramatically improving my mental health and home life, and I'm looking forward to much more of the same.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1328 on: November 22, 2017, 08:02:33 AM »
I'm actually in a similar kind of in-between place, zephyr.  I was supposed to get laid off 12/31/17, that date got pushed to end of  March 2018, and now I won't have much work to do between those dates.  There will be no office to which I can physically go, so HOORAY for no winter commute!

So while I'm technically OMY and joined class of 2018 due to a required daily email check, it does not resemble the job I've been doing for many years.  I'm not sure how it will feel in the midst of it, if I'll resent the 1% tie I have left to my old career or if I'll just be so glad to be free of the 99%, but it is worth keeping the paycheck flowing for 3 more months.

I'm really looking forward to a boost in mental health and home life.  Keep us updated!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1329 on: November 22, 2017, 09:37:54 AM »
We agreed on two weeks, Jan 15-26, outprocessing and completing my handoff. I'll be burning a few days of leave as well, so it won't be FT. Good enough for me.

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« Reply #1330 on: November 26, 2017, 08:20:54 PM »
We agreed on two weeks, Jan 15-26, outprocessing and completing my handoff. I'll be burning a few days of leave as well, so it won't be FT. Good enough for me.

I'm a couple days late to the party, but CONGRATS!!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1331 on: November 26, 2017, 08:44:48 PM »
We agreed on two weeks, Jan 15-26, outprocessing and completing my handoff. I'll be burning a few days of leave as well, so it won't be FT. Good enough for me.

I'm a couple days late to the party, but CONGRATS!!
And THANKS!
Gawd, what a run.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1332 on: November 26, 2017, 10:16:34 PM »
Congratulations Zephyr! I'm so glad you're joining us in the pool of FIRE!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1333 on: November 27, 2017, 01:23:17 PM »
My whole team knows now, and we'll be having an internal Christmas party in a couple of weeks where I'll get to say goodbye to most of them. Writing my official resignation letter today to check the box for HR, and will share the news outside my work area after that.

Mentally, decompression has already begun. I have a lot left to do to make this real, but it's getting there.

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« Reply #1334 on: December 01, 2017, 04:38:00 PM »
Well, it's done. Today was my last day at work. It was bittersweet, since there was a lot about my job that was great, but some stuff went down recently that made staying untenable.

Today, I'm sad and nostalgic. But tomorrow -- the adventure begins. :)


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Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
MrsWhipple       (at 32) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
FIRE me                  January 3, 2017    Confirmed
Mf3333           (at 56) Jan 15,2017        Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017   Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017  Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017      Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017     Part time
Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
oneyearfromnow   (at 51) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017        Confirmed
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 12, 2017       Confirmed
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
Meadow Lark              June 3, 2017       Confirmed
Rahby1us                 June 16, 2017      Confirmed
Seattle Carter           June 23, 2017      Confirmed
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
WannaGoOutside   (at 45) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
Easypeasy        (at 35) July 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) July 7, 2017       Confirmed
MadBikePoet      (at 44) July 11, 2017      Confirmed
SachaFiscal      (at 41) July 21, 2017      Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) July 25, 2017      Confirmed
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017      Confirmed
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017     Confirmed
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017     Confirmed
ks135ks          (at 34) August 18, 2017    Confirmed
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017    Confirmed
Cache Stash      (at 54) August 24, 2017    Confirmed
sw1tch           (at 33) September 8, 2017  Confirmed
Daisy            (at 48) September 29, 2017 Confirmed
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017    Confirmed
Kay-Ell                  October 20, 2017   Confirmed
FIREy            (at 46) November 1, 2017   Confirmed
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) November 30, 2017  Confirmed
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RedmondStash             December 1, 2017   Confirmed
Zephyr911        (at 39) Dec 15, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
UnleashHell      (at 49)                    OMY
Jim2001                                     OMY

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1335 on: December 01, 2017, 05:47:06 PM »
Congrats RedmondStash! Welcome to freedom!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1336 on: December 01, 2017, 06:06:22 PM »
Congratulations on your exit to the real world! I think you'll love it here!

Now we are just waiting on Zephyr before we can declare Target FIRE: 2017 to be a job well done!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1337 on: December 02, 2017, 05:14:35 AM »
I would like to jump on the bandwagon if I may.  My target year was 2020, but I recently decided NO MORE GODDAMNED MEETINGS for me, and I retired from my corporate employer of 39 years on 11/30/17.  My stash is a bit smaller than I would have liked, but I can make this work!  I am on the older end of the spectrum here at 59 years old, but still retiring earlier than many and a lot earlier than I would have done without the inspiration of MMM, JD Roth, The Simple Living Forum, and others who helped me finally attain financial sanity.  Cheers!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1338 on: December 02, 2017, 06:03:22 AM »
Congrats Rosa, welcome to the cohort of 2017!


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Metta            (at 55) January 1, 2017    Confirmed
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Mf3333           (at 56) Jan 15,2017        Confirmed
Zineth           (at 49) January 27, 2017   Confirmed
MarciaB          (at 55) January 31, 2017   Confirmed
MsGreenStash     (at 51) February 1, 2017   Confirmed
dabears847               February 17, 2017  Confirmed
Cottonswab       (at 30) March 1, 2017      Confirmed
Goldielocks              March 10, 2017     Confirmed
Dragoncar                March 15, 2017     Confirmed
Oblivo           (at 35) March 24, 2017     Confirmed
DollarDominatrix         March 24, 2017     Confirmed
John Doe         (at 50) March 31, 2017     Part time
Fairviewite      (at 27) April 24, 2017     Confirmed
oneyearfromnow   (at 51) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
freedom47        (at 48) April 28, 2017     Confirmed
Remote_Landlord  (at 39) May 8, 2017        Confirmed
FrugalAussie             May 11, 2017       Confirmed
Penguin159               May 12, 2017       Part time
Myhotrs          (at 38) May 12, 2017       Confirmed
BNgarden         (at 58) May 24, 2017       Confirmed
Stasher          (at 43) May 19, 2017       Confirmed
Rachael Talcott  (at 42) May 21, 2017       Confirmed
Financial Asc.   (at 39) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
MandalayVA       (at 50) June 1, 2017       Confirmed
Meadow Lark              June 3, 2017       Confirmed
Rahby1us                 June 16, 2017      Confirmed
Seattle Carter           June 23, 2017      Confirmed
Bruizer          (at 56) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
WannaGoOutside   (at 45) June 30, 2017      Confirmed
Easypeasy        (at 35) July 1, 2017       Part time
Mrs. Pomodoro    (at 43) July 7, 2017       Confirmed
MadBikePoet      (at 44) July 11, 2017      Confirmed
SachaFiscal      (at 41) July 21, 2017      Confirmed
MandyM           (at 38) July 25, 2017      Confirmed
Freedom17        (at 38) July 28, 2017      Confirmed
Jack06           (at 42) August 1, 2017     Confirmed
Cookie78         (at 39) August 3, 2017     Confirmed
ks135ks          (at 34) August 18, 2017    Confirmed
dividendman      (at 35) August 18, 2017    Confirmed
Cache Stash      (at 54) August 24, 2017    Confirmed
sw1tch           (at 33) September 8, 2017  Confirmed
Daisy            (at 48) September 29, 2017 Confirmed
Bigchrisb        (at 35) October 1, 2017    Confirmed
Kay-Ell                  October 20, 2017   Confirmed
FIREy            (at 46) November 1, 2017   Confirmed
MonkeyJenga      (at 31) November 30, 2017  Confirmed
Rosarugosa       (at 59) November 30, 2017  Confirmed
concealed stache (at 35) December 1, 2017   Confirmed
RedmondStash             December 1, 2017   Confirmed
Zephyr911        (at 39) Dec 15, 2017
SwordGuy         (at 59)                    OMY
Mrs. SwordGuy                               OMY
Noble_goal                                  OMY
JoJo             (at 43)                    OMY
homestead neohio (at 39)                    OMY
UnleashHell      (at 49)                    OMY
Jim2001                                     OMY


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1339 on: December 02, 2017, 07:59:44 AM »
Thanks, Freedom17.  I'm delighted to be on the list!

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« Reply #1340 on: December 02, 2017, 07:24:21 PM »
Thanks, Freedom17.  I'm delighted to be on the list!

Congrats!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1341 on: December 03, 2017, 03:44:17 PM »
Congratulations Rosarugosa. Now you'll have time for things that define your life in meaningful ways.

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« Reply #1342 on: December 04, 2017, 11:00:39 AM »
Day 3 of FIRE, and I am sleepy ALL THE TIME. I think I slept 10 hours last night. Apparently decompression really is a thing.

Also, I looked out the window at the line of cars backed up on the road for the morning commute, and I chuckled quietly to myself. :)

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« Reply #1343 on: December 04, 2017, 02:08:19 PM »
Well, it's done. Today was my last day at work. It was bittersweet, since there was a lot about my job that was great, but some stuff went down recently that made staying untenable.

Today, I'm sad and nostalgic. But tomorrow -- the adventure begins. :)

YESS! What are you gonna do first?

FTR, I know I'll feel about the same, and it's already weighing on me a little. I have a lot of great relationships here. But the good ones will persist outside the workplace, and this is definitely the right path for me.

I'm still scheduled to work through 12/15 before a 1-month sojourn in Argentina and a brief outprocessing period back here in late Jan. Am I the last one left this year? Will I be accused of faking it because I'm coming back to sign out? We may never know... xD

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« Reply #1344 on: December 04, 2017, 03:27:40 PM »
YESS! What are you gonna do first?

Sleep. :) And work on a novel I put away a couple of years ago because I was too busy.

I'm still scheduled to work through 12/15 before a 1-month sojourn in Argentina and a brief outprocessing period back here in late Jan. Am I the last one left this year? Will I be accused of faking it because I'm coming back to sign out? We may never know... xD

Hey, I'll count it as 12/15. Sounds like you consider yourself retired as of then. Have a great time in Argentina!

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« Reply #1345 on: December 04, 2017, 03:56:45 PM »
Well, it's done. Today was my last day at work. It was bittersweet, since there was a lot about my job that was great, but some stuff went down recently that made staying untenable.

Today, I'm sad and nostalgic. But tomorrow -- the adventure begins. :)

YESS! What are you gonna do first?

FTR, I know I'll feel about the same, and it's already weighing on me a little. I have a lot of great relationships here. But the good ones will persist outside the workplace, and this is definitely the right path for me.

I'm still scheduled to work through 12/15 before a 1-month sojourn in Argentina and a brief outprocessing period back here in late Jan. Am I the last one left this year? Will I be accused of faking it because I'm coming back to sign out? We may never know... xD

Technically I have to go back to work in August to officially sign out, so you'll hear no accusations from me! lol

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1346 on: December 04, 2017, 03:57:07 PM »
I have so many of those books!

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« Reply #1347 on: December 05, 2017, 01:44:34 AM »
I man I had a dream I had to go back to my office for some reason but nobody was there so I had to sneak in and everything was different.  You know how dreams are.  It was freaky

I also took the elevator to like the 500th floor.  Sometimes I think my dreams are actually real but happening in the future
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« Reply #1348 on: December 05, 2017, 01:48:32 AM »
I man I had a dream I had to go back to my office for some reason but nobody was there so I had to sneak in and everything was different.  You know how dreams are.  It was freaky

I also took the elevator to like the 500th floor.  Sometimes I think my dreams are actually real but happening in the future

But hopefully you don't have to go back to work in the future!!

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« Reply #1349 on: December 05, 2017, 11:58:37 AM »
I man I had a dream I had to go back to my office for some reason but nobody was there so I had to sneak in and everything was different.  You know how dreams are.  It was freaky

Funny, I have been recently having nightmares about being back at work.  So happy when I wake up I am not there and can sleep in.  I  meet with the old guys and buy them all a beer at the bar of their choice since I am the one FIRE'd.  They hired two people to replace me-I guess I did do the work of two people. 

We have just finished flipping our 4th house and looking to have fun doing another.  It is my hobby to keep me busy when we are not traveling.  We are going to Germany in april so if we get another house we have to flip it before we leave.