ER'd...and thank you...
So, in short, thank you to the members of the ER.org communityÖ
Iím 57, retired 6 months ago after 30 years of 60-70 hour work weeks (2 different careers) and LBYM. Two kids are happy and launched. And thereís a grandson, soon to be living nearby ☺.
A few years ago, so tired, I started lurking. And paid attention. And listened. And listened some more. And I did the math. Apparently, I had (at least sufficiently) won the game. I appreciate this community; I appreciate the (very) different personalities and the (very) different point of views. I learned different things from different people. Itís quite a group and you showed me how to pull it off.
DW continues to work at a nicely paying job in a career she loves. She could ER tomorrow and weíd be fine, so sheís really just doing what she likes to do as long as she wants to. She can hang up her spikes anytime.
I write, I garden, I cook, I run, etc. I'm here for my extended family. Iím in the best physical shape Iíve been in in 20 years.
Ten years ago I never would have considered ER even a possibility, but the combination of hard work, business luck, decades of LBYM, and the input of the ER.org community showed me it could happen. At this point, itís just waiting for DW to decide she too is ready..
Keep it up, youíre helping a lot of ER types find their way..