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Old 09-08-2012, 04:06 AM   #21
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Very good intro, Jeff. Your thoughts and concerns are very similar to mine, although I could never state them nearly as eloquently as you. I, too, have a very good job for my area, and truly feel blessed to have it. But the time it takes to "have a job" has become most apparent in the last couple of months since figuring out that - money wise - I don't have to work anymore. I'm 53, and still hung up on the old "you don't quit a perfectly good job" admonition. However , I'm trying to talk myself into pulling the pin next May (2013). One day I'm going, and the next I'm staying. We'll see what thoughts the winter brings. Thanks for letting me clutter up your thread with my rambling. :-)

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Old 09-08-2012, 10:06 AM   #22
Confused about dryer sheets
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There are options in this situation

The melancholy in the OP's post is clear and present. A couple of thoughts, even if for a number of reasons, they are not feasible, still worth focusing on:

1. Your commute is your biggest enemy right now. Can you move closer to work? Find a similar job closer to home?

2. Is there any possibility of starting your own business? A franchise? Part-time?

3. You're in a rut, it seems. You need things to look forward to--milestones, vacations, future travel, retirement. Your vacations or other time off needs to combine a number of the activities you enjoy. Instead of lying on a beach, how about bringing a travel fishing rod and surf casting, or renting a stand up paddle board for a day (and fishing from that)? You need adventure and new activities. How about hobbies you can do at night at home--numismatics, build a ship in a bottle (very hard and time-intensive, but rewarding--buy a kit).

4. Start researching and planning for retirement overseas. There are still safe, wonderful countries for US dollar payers where the cost of living is much less than in USA and the quality of life is much higher because you can hire cheap labor (cook, maid, driver, etc.). And where there is much to explore.

5. Any chance you can make a big move upward at work?

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Old 09-08-2012, 10:36 AM   #23
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Beautiful first post, you have a career as a writer, at very least a blogger, ahead of you.

Meanwhile, plan and plan more, discuss with DW, track your expenses carefully, read this forum and get out as soon as you both feel comfortable!

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