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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1450 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 #1451 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 #1452 on: December 02, 2017, 06:03:22 AM »
Congrats Rosa, welcome to the cohort of 2017!


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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1453 on: December 02, 2017, 07:59:44 AM »
Thanks, Freedom17.  I'm delighted to be on the list!

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1454 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 #1455 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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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1456 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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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1457 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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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1458 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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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1459 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 #1460 on: December 04, 2017, 03:57:07 PM »
I have so many of those books!
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1461 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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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1462 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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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1463 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.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1464 on: December 05, 2017, 03:15:43 PM »
Funny, I just had a dream last night about how spouse & I both interviewed at a fun tech company, with games everywhere (including a 3D version of Chip's Challenge, for some reason), and we were both offered very high-paying jobs there.

Honestly I think it means I'm starting to settle into the idea of FIRE, of getting to really enjoy life, and of not having to worry about money. It was an inspiring dream.

Nice to wake up in a good mood. :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1465 on: December 05, 2017, 05:24:27 PM »
Funny, I just had a dream last night about how spouse & I both interviewed at a fun tech company, with games everywhere (including a 3D version of Chip's Challenge, for some reason), and we were both offered very high-paying jobs there.

Honestly I think it means I'm starting to settle into the idea of FIRE, of getting to really enjoy life, and of not having to worry about money. It was an inspiring dream.

Nice to wake up in a good mood. :)

Hope you are enjoying the wonderful sunshine!   I think the FIREd weather gods are smiling on you (and the rest of us who don't have to clock in this week!)
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1466 on: December 05, 2017, 09:16:18 PM »
Funny, I just had a dream last night about how spouse & I both interviewed at a fun tech company, with games everywhere (including a 3D version of Chip's Challenge, for some reason), and we were both offered very high-paying jobs there.

Oh, my goodness--Chip's Challenge.  I spent way too many hours playing that game.  Thanks for the happy memory!  :)

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1467 on: December 05, 2017, 09:55:58 PM »
Funny, I just had a dream last night about how spouse & I both interviewed at a fun tech company, with games everywhere (including a 3D version of Chip's Challenge, for some reason), and we were both offered very high-paying jobs there.

Oh, my goodness--Chip's Challenge.  I spent way too many hours playing that game.  Thanks for the happy memory!  :)

Such a great game. I never did finish it, but I sure had fun trying. Happy memories for me too. :)

Hope you are enjoying the wonderful sunshine!   I think the FIREd weather gods are smiling on you (and the rest of us who don't have to clock in this week!)

Mostly I'm just seeing fog. >:(

Eh, that's okay. At least I'm not driving in fog.
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1468 on: December 06, 2017, 04:51:32 AM »
Fired again.

Originally first retired early back at the end of 1999 (aged 32) but over the years continued to teach part time a few hours per week and did a couple of degrees for interest sake as well. Eventually went back to work full time for a few years (originally planned to do so for 3 years, ended up being 6). Gave that up last year and eased back into semi fired (working 3 days per week this year for a charity).

Finished work today and now back to being FIRED (just turned 50 this time round). As the year progressed started struggling with motivation to even do 3 days work per week (Mon-Weds). Am off to do a bike ride  with my wife through Central Otago, (NZ) next week, then plenty of upkeep on my rentals to keep me busy for a few weeks while I prepare for my next adventure, volunteering for a year on South Tarawa in Kiribati- working for an NGO who will pay for my flights, living costs and provide a small living allowance. Will give me the opportunity to live in a seldom visited country in the centre of the Pacific and do something to help the local community- win/win. 

Craig

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1469 on: December 06, 2017, 08:58:39 AM »
Fired again.

Originally first retired early back at the end of 1999 (aged 32) but over the years continued to teach part time a few hours per week and did a couple of degrees for interest sake as well. Eventually went back to work full time for a few years (originally planned to do so for 3 years, ended up being 6). Gave that up last year and eased back into semi fired (working 3 days per week this year for a charity).

Finished work today and now back to being FIRED (just turned 50 this time round). As the year progressed started struggling with motivation to even do 3 days work per week (Mon-Weds). Am off to do a bike ride  with my wife through Central Otago, (NZ) next week, then plenty of upkeep on my rentals to keep me busy for a few weeks while I prepare for my next adventure, volunteering for a year on South Tarawa in Kiribati- working for an NGO who will pay for my flights, living costs and provide a small living allowance. Will give me the opportunity to live in a seldom visited country in the centre of the Pacific and do something to help the local community- win/win. 

Craig

Sounds like a good life! My transition is technically just semi-FIRE in the near term - I have monthly reserve duty and probably 10 hours a week to support my rental company, more if I feel like it, but I do plan on a lot of random travel (and a lot of aimless days near home too).

I'm elbow-deep in the handoff process with all my core tasks right now, and it's really hitting home. This is real. By total blind chance I ran into my boss outside the office last night, at a goodbye party for someone else who's transferring to another organization, and introduced him to one of my partners in the rental business. That conversation really made me realize how much he likes me as an employee & will miss me, but also how happy he is for me. Still possible he'll join my partnership after his next house sale... I love that we're probably going to end up friends after all this.
Semi-FIREd December 2017, part-time entrepreneur, lover of puppies and saltwater.

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1470 on: December 12, 2017, 03:20:20 AM »
3 more days Zephyr. Are you excited?



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1471 on: December 12, 2017, 07:17:44 AM »
I AM SO EXCITED THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TYPE IN REGULAR LETTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

)(*&^%$#@)(*&^%$#@!)(*&^%$#@!)(*&^%$#@!

;)
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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1472 on: December 12, 2017, 07:30:51 AM »
I AM SO EXCITED THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TYPE IN REGULAR LETTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

)(*&^%$#@)(*&^%$#@!)(*&^%$#@!)(*&^%$#@!

;)

Hahaha, awesome!!!

We're off to Australia next week, I can't wait!



We've also just booked another trip for Australia and New Zealand in March which is going to be a blast!







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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1473 on: December 12, 2017, 07:58:33 AM »
Gawd, that's so beautiful it hurts to look. We're outbound in six days ourselves. Two places I know and love, and two I've never been.

Buenos Aires:



Santa Fe:



El Calafate:



Ushuaia:

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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1474 on: December 12, 2017, 04:37:11 PM »
Congrats again. I'm glad you made it and everything worked out!



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Re: Target FIRE: 2017
« Reply #1475 on: December 12, 2017, 07:30:05 PM »
Say Hi! to #MariaSouth when you get to Buenos Aires.