Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
3 year ER Anniversary!
Old 01-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
3 year ER Anniversary!

Well, I'm a day late, but here it is 3 years and 1 day since I took the big walk out of the office for the last time. I've learned to "sleep in" after 4AM and have adjusted to spending zero time on the Capital Beltway.

I still dream about work frequently, a fact I find quite troubling, but have otherwise adjusted quite well. Naturally, my kitties love having me home and lunch and a movie with my mom has become a regular treat.

DH joins me in retirement in about a month and a half. Hopefully, we can get used to being around each other a lot more. Be prepared for future posts on this topic

Thanks everyone for being here for me and keeping me from going a bit bonkers at times. It was a difficult adjustment for me and I thank all of you for helping me find my way.

I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-04-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
grasshopper's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,740
Yesterday was my 5th year of ER, Ms G put it on my Google calendar. I didn't see it until today. No watch, No calendars.

Not much has changed in 5 years. Lost my two best friends Scout and Sedona, but gained 3 new ones Cooper, and Skye, and an old girl kitty Ollie Mae.

Ms.G beat me in ER by 6 months, but she is also 3 years younger.

I think I will do the Happy Dance.

grasshopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
Full time employment: Posting here.
flyfishnevada's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Smith
Posts: 743
Today, the 4th, is my six month anniversary. Congrats both of you. It seems a lot of us retire around the first of the year, whether calendar of fiscal.
Retired July 4th, 2010 at age 43
Trout Bum, Writer, Full-Time Dad and Husband

flyfishnevada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 08:49 PM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
walkinwood's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,767
Congratulations Purron!

1/1/11 marked the start of my 33rd month in ER.

We went back to work part-time for a portion of 2010, but I have decided (and who's to contradict me?) that I have been ER'd the entire time.
walkinwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 09:05 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,059
Congratulations Purron and everyone else on their anniversaries.
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
gone traveling
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,864
Purron, anniversary congratulations to you and early congratulations to DH on your ER; I hope to get there soon.
Now, if the economy would just cooperate...
Westernskies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 12:50 AM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
obgyn65's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwestern city
Posts: 4,061
Congratulations Purron. I am envious.
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
obgyn65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 01:48 AM   #8
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Posts: 1,017
Congratulations, DH and I can't wait to follow.
chris2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 07:23 AM   #9
Full time employment: Posting here.
cj's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 517
YAY for celebrations! Congrats to everyone making it to RE and moving forward!!
cj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 07:49 AM   #10
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,119
Congrats, Purron. I hit my 2-year ER anniversary about 2 months ago, so I am not far behind you.

I don't dream about work at all, however. I derive considerable joy and relief whenever I see a story on TV about troubles on the trains (and there is no shortage of them LOL!), my means of commute for the 23 years I worked. I am always saying to my friends and relatives, "I am soooo glad I don't have to deal with THAT CRAP any more!"
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

"I want my money working for me instead of me working for my money!"
scrabbler1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 08:09 AM   #11
Full time employment: Posting here.
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: northern Michigan
Posts: 862
My one-year retirement anniversary was 5 days ago. Overall, it's been great so far. I have no problem staying busy about 9 months of the year with various activities (spring thru late fall, basically). I'm active with three different organizations, in addition to all the hobbies and recreational pursuits that I/we have, so the time flies during that portion of the year. The winter months are a little harder for me, especially in this cold climate, and with the days so short (but that was the case even before retirement). My goal this winter was to work especially hard on my physical fitness during those months, as it helps give me a feeling of accomplishment. So far, so good with that plan. And, we're headed to the Gulf Coast for 5-6 weeks later this winter , so that should help a lot too.

Congrats to everyone else who recently had a retirement anniversary!

RAE is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
57 year old celebrating first anniversary yakman Hi, I am... 19 12-29-2009 07:38 AM
Anniversary Ideas bank5 Other topics 6 05-07-2009 08:03 AM
Anniversary Weekend Cattusbabe Life after FIRE 5 05-27-2007 11:48 AM
1 year FIRE anniversary astromeria Life after FIRE 4 08-14-2006 09:48 PM
20th Anniversary of Challenger Loss SteveR Other topics 18 02-03-2006 06:53 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:05 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.