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Old 07-15-2006, 08:43 AM   #1
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Semi-ER Count Down

I haven't posted here for a while but now I'm on the eve of semi-ER so it's time...I'm about 60 days out from quitting, just before my 50th birthday.* My DW is willing (actually wants to) continue working for another five years or so. Her job will pay most of our expenses (after downsizing) while we allow our portfolio to plump a bit.* Not exactly a risky leap you might say, but it was still a very difficult decision.* Leaving my occupation isn't the hard part.* I'm very tired of the work, but the mental aspects of leaving a good income and losing the "identity" or status of having been a high performer is tougher than I thought it would be* ** Twenty five years of conditioning doesn't fall away easilly.* I'll also miss the built in camraderie.

I will likely seek an enjoyable part time j*b of some kind...maybe teaching, or maybe I'll start a very small scale business.* I dunno. I want to re-discover my old interests and just live a low stress life.
I assume it will take a year or so to find my stride.* I'm looking forward to finding a better way to live.* *

I want to thank all the posters here for providing so much accumulated wisdom. It helped give me the confidence to make a change.



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Re: Semi-ER Count Down
Old 07-15-2006, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: Semi-ER Count Down

Sounds like a plan, Rock.

A suggestion: if you are considering a small business, avoid ones that require investment.

Good luck!

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