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Old 12-30-2018, 05:58 PM   #1
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I am 62 and will retire next summer at age 63… (I pause here briefly to feel the warmth and joy this brings me each time I say it). I have had a great 33-year career in Tech in Higher Ed. and have enjoyed it a lot. But, now I am ready for the next chapter. The FI piece is in place and, at 63, I get in just under the RE wire. DW is retired already enjoying SS. Kids are grown out on their own, I have no debt and no mortgage. My plan is to take the first 6 months to 1 year and do whatever I want whenever I want. Then, I think I will want look for some structure that comes from organized mayhem like the previous 33 years gave me. Not a full-time gig… but maybe something like consulting or the like. Still, I am so happy that the working days are numbered and I am in good health and wealth (or so Firecalc tells me). It is the next chapter that has caught my imagination…. Open to any advice.
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......... My plan is to take the first 6 months to 1 year and do whatever I want whenever I want. Then, I think I will want look for some structure .....
Welcome. Lots of us had that plan, but it turns out that goofing off with no schedule or deadlines is a lot more fun than we thought. YMMV
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Anticipation is a great thing!! Congrats on the upcoming retirement.

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I am 62 and will retire next summer at age 63… (I pause here briefly to feel the warmth and joy this brings me each time I say it). I have had a great 33-year career in Tech in Higher Ed. and have enjoyed it a lot. But, now I am ready for the next chapter. The FI piece is in place and, at 63, I get in just under the RE wire. DW is retired already enjoying SS. Kids are grown out on their own, I have no debt and no mortgage. My plan is to take the first 6 months to 1 year and do whatever I want whenever I want. Then, I think I will want look for some structure that comes from organized mayhem like the previous 33 years gave me. Not a full-time gig… but maybe something like consulting or the like. Still, I am so happy that the working days are numbered and I am in good health and wealth (or so Firecalc tells me). It is the next chapter that has caught my imagination…. Open to any advice.
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