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Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« on: October 29, 2014, 07:11:17 AM »
Well, I finally did it and turned in my notice!  Less than two weeks from now and my wife and I will be officially FIRE'd.  It feels strange to voluntarily step off of the wheel and know that we are now on our financial own but from now on there will be no more trading time for money, no more work "fire drills" and no more BS emails requesting some inane meeting.  Time to change direction!
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 07:17:04 AM »
Congratulations!  I had a shitty day at work yesterday and wanted to quit.  Can't quite yet.  416 days.

You must feel fantastic.  No more inane meetings!

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 07:17:19 AM »
Congratulations!!! What are your immediate plans?

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 07:26:04 AM »
Congratulations!!! What are your immediate plans?

We're moving out to Bend, OR next month as we love all the outdoor activities available there and the weather.  So when I am not biking,boarding or rock climbing, I plan on volunteering and really getting involved in the community.
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 07:28:17 AM »
Congratulations!!! What are your immediate plans?

We're moving out to Bend, OR next month as we love all the outdoor activities available there and the weather.  So when I am not biking,boarding or rock climbing, I plan on volunteering and really getting involved in the community.

Good luck with the move!  Enjoy your new freedom- it sounds wonderful.  I bet you'll be able to make a positive impact on your community as well.  May it be smooth sailing.

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 07:33:17 AM »
That's terrific - I'm very happy for you.  It takes a lot of courage to finally quit, even when you know perfectly well you can.  I should know -- I haven't worked up enough myself yet, but I'm getting close.

Have fun exploring the world outside of the office!



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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 07:40:02 AM »


We're moving out to Bend, OR next month as we love all the outdoor activities available there and the weather.  So when I am not biking,boarding or rock climbing, I plan on volunteering and really getting involved in the community.

Sounds awesome! Congrats!

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2014, 07:42:50 AM »
That's terrific - I'm very happy for you.  It takes a lot of courage to finally quit, even when you know perfectly well you can.  I should know -- I haven't worked up enough myself yet, but I'm getting close.

Have fun exploring the world outside of the office!

Yep.  I feel this way too.  Nearly quit in the middle of the night because I was so fed up and couldn't sleep. 

Good luck with the move!

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2014, 07:43:28 AM »
Congrats!!!


Congratulations!  I had a shitty day at work yesterday and wanted to quit.  Can't quite yet.  416 days.


Only in days? including vacations days etc???
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 08:01:53 AM »
It takes a lot of courage to finally quit, even when you know perfectly well you can.

It helped that a huge, high visibility, soul-sucking project is starting up very soon and I wanted no part of that.
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 08:10:25 AM »
Congrats!!!


Congratulations!  I had a shitty day at work yesterday and wanted to quit.  Can't quite yet.  416 days.


Only in days? including vacations days etc???

Includes vacation days.  :)  I went to bed last night and wondered if I would make it that long. 

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2014, 08:11:32 AM »
Wow, you are making me wonder when I will have the courage to do the same thing. I know intellectually I could, but I haven't got the nerve to do it yet. I wonder if at some point I will wake up and say, "Time for a change,"

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2014, 08:15:30 AM »
Congratulations LB! I'm jealous, Oregon has always sounded like heaven to me, enjoy it! And keep us posted, like ExFlyBoy/Frank H, its encouraging to hear about "life on the other side.... ah, someday...
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2014, 08:21:00 AM »
I thought this was going to be a thread about dealing with infirm elders.

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2014, 08:29:28 AM »
It takes a lot of courage to finally quit, even when you know perfectly well you can.

It helped that a huge, high visibility, soul-sucking project is starting up very soon and I wanted no part of that.

Heh.  Heh.  And another heh for good measure.

Completely get it - must be an awesome relief to have that be NotYourProblem.


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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2014, 08:42:36 AM »
You will find that volunteers are treated with more respect than paid workers.  "Inane meetings" are less frequent and people are genuinely glad to see you. 

When I retire, I'm gonna find some old people who need help with their house and some transportation and cut out the middle man volunteer organization.   Just me and granny painting walls, planting flowers and driving to the grocery store!
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2014, 08:48:21 AM »
Congrats!

If you don't mind some prodding... how did you get there? 

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2014, 09:01:54 AM »
Congratulations!!! What are your immediate plans?

We're moving out to Bend, OR next month as we love all the outdoor activities available there and the weather.  So when I am not biking,boarding or rock climbing, I plan on volunteering and really getting involved in the community.

Damn, bro, I'm jealous!  I partake in all the same activities (and am in the same city)!  Oregon is beautiful.  Best of luck!

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2014, 09:34:21 AM »
I thought this was going to be a thread about dealing with infirm elders.

:D

Or getting rid of cable!

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2014, 09:53:18 AM »
When I retire, I'm gonna find some old people who need help with their house and some transportation and cut out the middle man volunteer organization.   Just me and granny painting walls, planting flowers and driving to the grocery store!

You are a saint! There are a couple people like this in my grandmother's community, and we try to help out the older lady in our neighborhood with snow, equipment repair, etc.  It pays it forward a little bit.  I will tell you that my grandma is so grateful to those people who help her with some of the things she cannot do any longer!
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2014, 10:00:05 AM »
I thought this was going to be a thread about dealing with infirm elders.

:D

Or getting rid of cable!

That's what I thought too.  I was going to congratulate them on pulling the cable plug, then inform them they can still call the cable company and have it reinstalled.

This news is even better though.  Congrats.

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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2014, 10:04:06 AM »
Congrats!

If you don't mind some prodding... how did you get there?

Not at all.  I suffered through a PhD, married well (my wife is a fellow PhD who is also non-materialistic) got well paying jobs in industry, lived on 30-50% of our take home and invested in rentals.  Done in 8 yrs, 11 if counting post-doc!)
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2014, 10:07:39 AM »
Congratulations!!! What are your immediate plans?

We're moving out to Bend, OR next month as we love all the outdoor activities available there and the weather.  So when I am not biking,boarding or rock climbing, I plan on volunteering and really getting involved in the community.

Damn, bro, I'm jealous!  I partake in all the same activities (and am in the same city)!  Oregon is beautiful.  Best of luck!

Thanks Dude!  I'll miss riding in 'Nam (locals know what I mean), Lynn and B&Ts  but Smith Rock should be an easy replacement of Rumney!
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2014, 05:10:20 AM »
congratulations and please post us how its going.
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Re: Wanted to share - we pulled the plug, no going back!
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2014, 05:52:02 AM »
congratulations and please post us how its going.

Thanks All.  Will do - packing up now, wrapping up loose ends at work and then we...are... gone!  So excited for the change!
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