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Old 12-23-2007, 09:32 PM   #1
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Officially 100% retired Hooray!

So just tonight finished the training for my business for the new buyers, I am officially retired and it is so far kinda strange. I am sure it will hit me some more next week.

It started at around 5 years old thinking the world system was kinda strange, and realizing I never wanted to work for someone, and that road has ended today at 30 1/2.

I think I am going to do nothing but sleep the next month or so then hit some wonderful tropical beach somewhere and just exhale.

All the sacrifice is finally paying off. I guess I just feel really humble tonight mostly, and very lucky and blessed by God to be where I am today. Right now I cannot even think "wow I am retired", it is more of just that very tired peaceful state after finishing a long race. I am kinda glad that the working for myself part was so challenging and all the BS I faced over the last decade, has made me be able to appreciate ER so much.

I am sure I will post more the next few days, right now I am just to tired.................and for the first time in a while too Mellow.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
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Way to go! You have the best Christmas gift of anyone I've ever met. That's an amazing accomplishment at your age.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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Wow! Retired at 30.5 years of age??!! Gosh, at that age, I was at the bottom of the career ladder at MegaCorp -- in fact, I didn't graduate from college until age 30!

CONGRATULATIONS...and have a wonderful night's sleep!
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:19 PM   #4
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Amazing! Congratulations!
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:24 PM   #5
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Old 12-24-2007, 02:58 AM   #6
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:48 AM   #7
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Bigritchie, congratulations! This has got to make for a very Merry Christmas, and a New Year to anticipate. Well done!

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30.5 wow! Congratulations!
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Bigritchie, congratulations! This has got to make for a very Merry Christmas, and a New Year to anticipate. Well done!

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Yea I feel like a little kid again, and that I have the entire world ahead of me again.
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:52 AM   #10
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Throw away the wrist watch you won't need it any more.

Congratulations!!!! That inner smile you have right now will continue for a long time. I still find myself grinning whenever something related to my past w**k comes up.
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Congrats! What did your company make, gold bricks?
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:41 PM   #12
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So I had my first adventure today. The grocery store! I went from mother fed, or growing up on a farm with the grandparents, to the Marines which fed me, then I ate at my store everyday.

We went to the grocery store every now and then just for maybe 1-2 meals.

So now figuring out how to grocery shop and cook for 2 people is kind of weird.

I have to figure out what it should cost 2 people per month in east Tennessee not to mention buying meals instead of junk food.
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Old 12-24-2007, 07:38 PM   #14
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Well done. You just got your life back. ER is the best thing that I've ever done for me.
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:15 AM   #15
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Congratulations, that's quite an achievement at your age.
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Congrats and enjoy... and welcome to the club.
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:28 PM   #17
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way to go bigritchie.

when i first entered college i made a study of people who had become millionaires before the age of 30. but when i think back i didn't at all have in mind the idea of becoming financially independent so that i wouldn't have to work. not working was never a part of my research. maybe if i actually had a goal of what to do with all that money, i might have set my mind to it. instead i started hanging out with the hare chrishnas and became a hippie (actually a post-hippie as i was born a little too late).

now that you don't have to be responsible for earning a living, maybe you'll become a hippie too.

enjoy.
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way to go bigritchie.

when i first entered college i made a study of people who had become millionaires before the age of 30. but when i think back i didn't at all have in mind the idea of becoming financially independent so that i wouldn't have to work. not working was never a part of my research. maybe if i actually had a goal of what to do with all that money, i might have set my mind to it. instead i started hanging out with the hare chrishnas and became a hippie (actually a post-hippie as i was born a little too late).

now that you don't have to be responsible for earning a living, maybe you'll become a hippie too.

enjoy.
I haven't shaved in over a week so I am well on my way!
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:09 AM   #19
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Congratulations Bigritchie!!!! Here's to the rest of your life!
The grocery store befuddles me to this day....I don't know how to plan for meals a week in advance....but at least you will have fun learning!
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I haven't shaved in over a week so I am well on my way!
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