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Old 01-31-2010, 12:09 PM   #21
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Well, it's not a lavish FIRE. My lifestyle will be similar to the Terhorsts or Kalderlis, both of whom have been great inspirations to me. Read Kalderlis' e-book. They're doing it, and so can I. FireCalc agrees. Time to jump.
Thanks for the explanation. Good luck to you. I think this site has been helpful for a lot of folks including me.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:28 PM   #22
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Congratulations! All the very best.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:35 PM   #23
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Great story - Congratulations and welcome to the board
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:19 PM   #24
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Eight years is a long time to hold your peace. I admire your patience. Congrats on your success, and welcome to the forum.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:13 AM   #25
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Just goes to show if one is determined what can be achieved.

Good luck with your retirement. Sounds like you are not going to be short of things to do. Enjoy your travelling.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:25 AM   #26
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Thank you all for the warm wishes! Now I just gotta make it through this last month on the j_b.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:53 PM   #27
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Great story!

What I like about this board the most is that it offers different perspectives of life. I think there is a strong tendency for people to be stuck in their own frame of mind. To learn from other people's experiences and lessons is priceless. I am always inspired by how people overcome adversity and achieve their goals.

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Old 02-24-2010, 05:51 PM   #28
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For me the board was a reminder that escape from the rat race was truly possible. Plenty of people here had actually done it, so it must be possible. I needed that reminder desperately after slogging through the filth of gainful employment day after day. In addition to stealing your youth and enthusiasm, the modern w*rking world does its best to keep blinders on you while whispering, "There's no escape. Never has been, never will be."

Only two days to go at w*rk. Not that I'm counting.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:32 PM   #29
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For me the board was a reminder that escape from the rat race was truly possible. Plenty of people here had actually done it, so it must be possible. I needed that reminder desperately after slogging through the filth of gainful employment day after day. In addition to stealing your youth and enthusiasm, the modern w*rking world does its best to keep blinders on you while whispering, "There's no escape. Never has been, never will be."

Only two days to go at w*rk. Not that I'm counting.
My, my, my...how time flies. It seems like just 28 days ago, you gave your notice.
But who's counting?
Let us know in BIG BOLD LETTERS when you escape for good.
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I'm guessing that your friend finally kicked you out of the spare bedroom this year. Isn't that the true story?
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Yes, he finally kicked me out and even took away my allowance. The nerve!
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