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Old 08-04-2018, 11:22 AM   #1
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Hello again

I just tried posting a long drawn out post about my current situation and it didn't show up. That's good because I went back and read what I posted a couple years ago when I first signed up and it was pretty much identical except that I've padded the cushion some.


Quick re-intro: Turning 52 soon and self employed. I have 2 kids left at home 12 & 14 and my net worth is around 3 million. That includes our paid off house and some land for a possible cabin. Without those, around 2 million invested.


I have an interest in hearing what others who've retired early have to say about the stress they didn't realize they had until they pulled the plug. I really believe stress is the elephant in the living room.
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Old 08-04-2018, 11:50 AM   #2
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Welcome back, Timeout!

Sounds like you've been doing well.

I agree with your premise about work-related stress...I knew I was stressed, but until I ERd I didn't realize HOW stressed I was.

I ERd 11 years ago and love my (mostly) stress-free life.

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Old 08-04-2018, 11:55 AM   #3
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I have an interest in hearing what others who've retired early have to say about the stress they didn't realize they had until they pulled the plug. I really believe stress is the elephant in the living room.
I don't fit your hypothesis at all. I knew I was stressed at work. Said another way, I knew that elephant well. Stepping out (ER) let me understand the stress and its causes. I learned a lot about myself and others.
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Old 08-04-2018, 01:58 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I know itís (stress) there too but like I said, itís not acknowledged much - at least not until now, and itís not as if thereís anything extraordinary happening.

What this boils down to is finding the courage to jump. Thatís why I come here- to witness others whoíve done it.
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Perhaps listening to some mellow Neil Diamond music could lower the stress... (sorry -- couldn't resist - apologizes in advance).


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Old 08-04-2018, 03:02 PM   #6
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You know what? I hadnít thought of that! Thanks for the warm welcome.
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:32 PM   #7
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I just tried posting a long drawn out post about my current situation and it didn't show up. That's good because I went back and read what I posted a couple years ago when I first signed up and it was pretty much identical except that I've padded the cushion some.


Quick re-intro: Turning 52 soon and self employed. I have 2 kids left at home 12 & 14 and my net worth is around 3 million. That includes our paid off house and some land for a possible cabin. Without those, around 2 million invested.


I have an interest in hearing what others who've retired early have to say about the stress they didn't realize they had until they pulled the plug. I really believe stress is the elephant in the living room.
To speed responses to your specific interest, you might want to start another thread with the bolded portion above as the topic.

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Old 08-04-2018, 04:17 PM   #8
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To speed responses to your specific interest, you might want to start another thread with the bolded portion above as the topic.

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Ok. I'll do that.
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