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8 years retired!
« on: April 01, 2024, 09:50:33 AM »
Been retired for as long as I worked at my second job.  Four more years and I will be retired longer than I worked.  Went to Alaska and the Caribbean as well as visiting lots of friends and family over the last year.  Still working hard on the farm for no money;)

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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2024, 09:29:44 PM »
Congratulations and so happy to hear you're enjoying FIREd life! 🎣

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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2024, 11:24:08 PM »
Congratulations!! I've been retired a long time and so far it's been pretty great. Like you, I'm at the crossover point of being retired as many years as I've worked :-).

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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2024, 06:35:02 AM »
Congrats! Always good to hear from the long time retirees. How's it going?

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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2024, 11:36:24 AM »
Congrats! Always good to hear from the long time retirees. How's it going?

Going well!  Life is still life though, lol.  At least no money worries.

At bit from the past two years.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/post-fire/7-years!/msg3138076/#msg3138076

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/post-fire/6-year-anniversary!/msg2998300/#msg2998300

Quite a bit of older stuff in my journal (link below) as well.  Havenít posted there in a while.  Not sure if I will again.  I donít spend much time on the forum anymore.  Do my best not to think about money much!


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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2024, 02:34:32 AM »
Congrats! Always good to hear from the long time retirees. How's it going?

Going well!  Life is still life though, lol.  At least no money worries.

At bit from the past two years.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/post-fire/7-years!/msg3138076/#msg3138076

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/post-fire/6-year-anniversary!/msg2998300/#msg2998300

Quite a bit of older stuff in my journal (link below) as well.  Havenít posted there in a while.  Not sure if I will again.  I donít spend much time on the forum anymore.  Do my best not to think about money much!

Thats great! It's three and a half years since I retired and, like you, I don't have any regrets quitting.

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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2024, 09:06:43 AM »
We are 9 years retired. Boy the time goes fast.

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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2024, 09:09:03 AM »
It seems like hardly anyone ever regrets retiring early.

Makes me feel confident that I made the right decision in life. :)

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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2024, 12:28:12 PM »
Nearly 6 years in, doing fine.
Just waiting for the pool to warm up a bit.

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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2024, 04:37:07 AM »
7-1/2 years since I walked out of the office for the last time at the age of 52.  My wife continues to work (by choice, since we're FI), but will retire soon as well. 

I actually loved my work and career and would have happily continued working for at least a few more years, but retired early for family reasons.  That said, I love being retired.  I travel a lot, I am getting far deeper into my long-term hobbies and interests, and I am starting new ones.  I had a working life filled with adventure and am trying to have a retirement filled with adventure for as long as my body holds up.  My body is likely to hold up longer now.  I lost about 30 pounds immediately after retiring (I had more time to work out and professional entertaining and sitting behind a desk  were no longer a big part of my life).  Younger people often tell me that I am living their dream.  I am fortunate in that our budget allows me to enjoy my hobbies with very few constraints, but I am pretty sure I could still be very happy even if I had to spend considerably less.  My wife and I both look forward to her retirement so that she can join me on some of my (currently) solo travels. 

There are a few people who post here about how retirement is the start of a long, slow slide into oblivion or about how they are bored and depressed in retirement.  I can't argue with their experience, but it certainly isn't mine.   

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Re: 8 years retired!
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2024, 05:25:18 AM »
Thank You!! So great to hear from you early retirees. Builds more confidence in others like me to take the plunge, at the water's edge and have been hesitant to jump in (for a few years now).