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Old 01-21-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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Greetings. I think I'm at critical mass and I am bored stiff with my job, although I realize I am very fortunate to have it. But in thinking about what else to do with my life, I realized I have devoted my life to my job for 30 years, so I don't have a clue what else I'd like to do. Am in the process of determining "what I want to be when I grow up" but will stay where I'm at until I know. Looking forward to learning a lot here...

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Old 01-21-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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I know the feeling. A friend of mine who retired about the same time I did went through the same phases it seems. First year was like being on vacation, second year I was helping a friend build an airplane (his project was helping build a house). Neither wanted to commit to a job.

Finally gave up and started looking for a job, but being picky about it, that took two years. I just found out he applied for a job about the same time I did. A short commute, easy work.


I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:34 PM   #3
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I went on a mission seeking what I should do with the rest of my life.

Turned out that hanging around the beach drinking Guinness and looking at girls in bikini's worked out pretty well.

Until the summer ended.

Then I got married, had a son, and bought a fixer house.

Now I have no freaking idea how I'd fit an 8x5 job back into my life. Or 5% of the BS.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:23 PM   #4
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Welcome Midpack. Nice Merlot!

My advice (as someone who has been there despite not having 30 years on the job) is to take this slowly. Go on a voyage of self discovery. Read. Attend seminars. Listen to your inner self. Find out what makes you tick. Use it to inject some excitement into your career. Meanwhile, find out all you can about FIRE so you can build a great exit strategy.........

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