Congratulations MarciaB!! Really awesome to see so many of our class already graduate, makes it that much more real for the rest of us.
Hope the grads will continue to check in once in a while. I'm very curious about post-FIRE and especially the initial transition period. Looking forward to updates everyone (and promise to post once its my turn :))
I'm two days away from having a full month of retirement under my belt. It isn't good. It's GREAT! It is unbelievable to think, as I do each night when I lay down, and each morning when I get up, that I will never have to work again.
I'm already feeling the benefits of being well rested and in a better mood. No more rushing when grocery shopping and running errands, and trying to knock out each task as quickly as possible in order to squeeze in another hour of relaxation before returning to work.
Still, I am choosing to accomplish some things, but at my own pace and in my own time.
I'm losing weight and exercising for the health benefits.
It seems like a small thing, but my house is finally as clean as I want it to be.
Learning Spanish is another goal I have set for myself. I'm using Duolingo, the price can't be beat (free), but I sometimes forget a previously introduced word and miss a test question.
Come Spring I am looking forward to outdoor activities and some outdoor painting of the trim on my house.