One Month FIRED- a 30-day update
June 3rd was my final day. I retired for several reasons- mainly my health and that the job was taking much more than it gave.
The first 2 weeks of retirement were spent on the beach in Mexico with friends. Not surprisingly, work did not suddenly switch "off" and retirement switch "on". I had several sleepless nights and some anxiety about work and life. Over the course of the vacation, it began to dawn on me that I don't have to go back to work (my friends and wife did). I found myself breaking into large grins at the thought of no more work.
Upon returning home, I immediately headed to the gym. Over the last 8 years, I have put on quite a bit of weight and developed significantly high BP. Getting healthy is my number 1 priority in retirement. I enjoy working out so this should not be an issue. A bit worried about developing diabetes also.
I began a few small house projects, including setting up my home office where I anticipate spending much of my time.
Over the last week, I have begun sleeping better and longer (that really surprised me). I still take 2 benedryl every night but plan on weaning myself off of that over the next few months.
I was a big cigar smoker. I only have a few left in the humidor and and quitting those as soon as they are gone (sniff, sniff, tears)
All-in-all, it has been a great beginning to retirement.