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Old 04-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #21
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Strangely, I also find myself somewhat reluctant to leave my current job in July as planned. I guess it's just the change and I'll get over it.

At least this time I have a better idea of what to do next.
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I gave official 2 weeks notice yesterday, and am feeling empty. My boss says it's 'buyers remorse'. I'm 58, and have had a steady income and saving since 12 with my first paper route. Now it is about to turn off and start drawing down the pile of money.

This is the moment I've been building up to for 40 plus years, but I'm more worried than happy. I couldn't wait for the last day until I made it official yesterday.

Help me see the glass as full, not half empty, please!
If you "really" feel comfortable that your finances will allow you to live in retirement like you want "and" you don't want to work anymore, then the answer seems simple to me. I think many of us have been there but kept working a few more years just out of fear. (It's called the OMY syndrome) That was my case, but now that I've been retired (over a year now) I have "zero" regrets/fears. Any regrets/fears I had faded in a few weeks once I retired.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #23
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It is a little late to be saying this but retirement is not all about financial independence. You are not just retiring from work. You are starting something new in your life. That requires some thought and planning too. If you haven't done this then of course there is going to be a void to fill and some second guessing about what you are leaving behind.
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