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Old 12-01-2012, 11:45 AM   #541
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Congrats on reaching the promised land; enjoy!
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:24 AM   #542
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Well done, Meadbh.

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Drum roll....... Meadbh just joined the class of 2012!

My original plan was to ER 16 months from now, but this j*b just wasn't a good fit and so the organization and I have agreed to go our separate ways. I am looking forward to a healthier lifestyle, more time with friends and family, and freedom! I may do some consulting, but have no plans to take on a high pressure j*b again.

I am so thankful to be FIRE!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #543
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Quick update... now 16 work days until retirement and counting each and every day. I have been on vacation most of November and now my total weight loss is 60 pounds in 5 months. We have been down south in Florida swimming daily and bicycling 50 miles every third day. I can't believe how fast the time is passing and I have not even had time to spend on this site due to how busy we have been. We were gone for 3 weeks and did not do half the things we wanted to do.. I have a real good feeling about this retirement thing...
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:04 PM   #544
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I'm at the airport, on my way back from one of my two final business trips. I have two more full days in the office, and one week long business trip that will include a farewell party with my boss and other sr execs at my level. Then the movers come, have one more farewell party with my local colleagues, clean the apartment, close the bank accounts, turn off utilities, and head to the airport. During the mover's work, I'll go to the office once or twice for an hour or two each time to clear up any outstanding items. Not sure I'll be going back to Japan for more transition. The schedule for that keeps changing, and I'm ready to move on. If it isn't nailed down in a couple days, I'll just tell my successor to email if there are questions and I'll try to get back to him when some time opens up in my schedule. ;-)

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:07 AM   #545
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Your excitement is palpable, Rambler!
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #546
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Quick update... now 16 work days until retirement and counting each and every day. I have been on vacation most of November and now my total weight loss is 60 pounds in 5 months. We have been down south in Florida swimming daily and bicycling 50 miles every third day. I can't believe how fast the time is passing and I have not even had time to spend on this site due to how busy we have been. We were gone for 3 weeks and did not do half the things we wanted to do.. I have a real good feeling about this retirement thing...
sounds great , congrads. on losing all that weight!
enjoy.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #547
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I'm at the airport, on my way back from one of my two final business trips. I have two more full days in the office, and one week long business trip that will include a farewell party with my boss and other sr execs at my level. Then the movers come, have one more farewell party with my local colleagues, clean the apartment, close the bank accounts, turn off utilities, and head to the airport. During the mover's work, I'll go to the office once or twice for an hour or two each time to clear up any outstanding items. Not sure I'll be going back to Japan for more transition. The schedule for that keeps changing, and I'm ready to move on. If it isn't nailed down in a couple days, I'll just tell my successor to email if there are questions and I'll try to get back to him when some time opens up in my schedule. ;-)

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I know how you feel.. I have dinners and lunches over the next three weeks. Moving south for the winter right after.. lots of preparation.. My boss contacted me yesterday looks like I will be flying in for a week in Jan and a week in Feb to help in the transition.. I am ok with that...I was thinking of a small sailboat ...
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:43 PM   #548
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25 days and counting to FIRE. 28.5 yrs. and calling it good. Year's severance and a lump sum year's worth of health insurance company contributions. Two FIRE keys for me, 38 years with the gal I love and living below your means. Yahoo!
BTW, retire is the wrong word. Seems to passive and to close to retreating. I prefer Transition. FITE
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #549
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Congrats davidfin! Enjoy your transition!
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:35 PM   #550
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25 days and counting to FIRE. 28.5 yrs. and calling it good. Year's severance and a lump sum year's worth of health insurance company contributions. Two FIRE keys for me, 38 years with the gal I love and living below your means. Yahoo!
BTW, retire is the wrong word. Seems to passive and to close to retreating. I prefer Transition. FITE
Great severance package.
Good luck!
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #551
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Your excitement is palpable, Rambler!
It certainly is
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:55 AM   #552
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Officially retired in six days...sort of. I've agreed to substitute for my replacement if she has a family emergency or goes on vacation. My definition of "retirement" is going to look more like working on a very limited basis...just a day or two here and there thought the year. I can live with that.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #553
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Congratulations, Rita!

You will love it. Subbing here and there should be fine.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:18 AM   #554
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Well, it's close to the end of the year, and this is the most recent Class of 2012 list. I wanted to wish you all Happy Holidays and hearty congratulations for FIREing in 2012. Well done! Hope it is everything you wished and planned for. I also hope to be joining you in the near future.

Congrats!
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:29 AM   #555
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Hey congrats to all the 2012 folks!!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:41 AM   #556
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Hey congrats to all the 2012 folks!!!
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