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Old 05-04-2008, 12:20 PM   #21
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Go back to university and study to become a doctor
After all the studying related to any of the above, I might be so burnt out that I wouldn't even want to work using the new degree.
Believe me, they would hire you, but it's the LAST thing you would want to do in ER. Interns in the US still often work over 84 hours a week.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:59 PM   #22
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Yikes! With 84+ hours of work, I'd collapse and be the case study for my co-interns!
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:36 PM   #23
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I would like to volunteer/work in hurricane relief logistics when I retire. I really love doing logistics-type work, and having experienced hurricanes and their aftereffects, I believe that I could offer good help to relief agencies making sure that lumber gets to the right place, etc.

I do not want to do any relief work of any kind in the US. I have also thought of volunteering with Water Missions International, taking self-contained water systems in to areas without potable water. I'd like to do Peace Corps type of work without the stringent rules and regulations of actually working for the Corps.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:12 PM   #24
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:16 PM   #25
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:15 PM   #26
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Well, I have a while to look forward to achieving it. I got married a couple of years into ER and our 3 year old still likes waking me up at 5-5:30 am.

I await longingly the teenage years when I'll struggle awake at 7:30 to go yank him out of bed to get to school on time.

I fell asleep at 7pm last night. This is gravely disappointing.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:42 AM   #27
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I've thought about a hot dog stand or maybe a starter at a golf course.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:54 AM   #28
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:05 AM   #29
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Speaking of having a hot dog stand, didn't the guy who started General Motors end up serving coffee in a diner?
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:35 AM   #30
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After FIRE'ing, my plan is to be a starving artist.

Well, hopefully not starving if I get the FI part right. I work a full time technical job right now for a Mega-corp, but have also been working hard at making a name for myself as an artist. It can be a bit draining working these 2 jobs at once so after RE, I really look forward to spending much more time out in the fields and woods with my paintbrushes and canvases, and not having my time limited by the Mega-corp job anymore. Can't tell you how much I look forward to that.
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I coach junior girls volleyball and give private volleyball lessons. It makes me a fair bit of money and I really enjoy being around the younger crowd and being able to help them do something that they enjoy.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:02 PM   #32
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:52 PM   #33
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:03 PM   #34
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What is (or will be) your second career?

Teaching, a job I did 27 years ago before I went to work for Megacorp. Loved it, but quit to earn more money, plus I was ready for a new challenge. My preference would be to teach at a local community college, but I am also considering high schools.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:40 PM   #35
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The guy in Jimmy Buffet's "Margaritaville" song...but the DW isn't buying in on that.

Been doing alot of traveling lately and have come along way since learning about this FIRE concept - a complete 180 from where I started last year.
I'd like to go a completely different direction from my previous life, but capitalize on the experiences (I'm a savvy traveler plus speak 3 languages). The current goal is to have my RN cert knocked out, and keep my EMT current...Perhaps I could assist other travelers as well as the indig wherever I go. Our hostel in Guatemala will be complete by the end of May and the MIL is taking care of running that, but I think spending part of the year down there helping out prospective FIREEs checking out the scene, volunteering, and doing the 'margaritaville'-like activity is a start.

more to follow...

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I was going to do a drive-by on this thread and type, "Car*** what," but Meadbh's new life as a dilettante got me dreaming about being a flaneur.
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:35 PM   #37
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If I had to have a second career, it might as a professional dog walker. Get plenty of exercise and have intelligent companions.

Barring that, maybe a professional bicycle racer. That way none of the other riders would have to worry about finishing last.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:54 PM   #38
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I plan to be a personal trainer and teach yoga, pilates and possibly Spin classes (a strange career choice considering I'll be 51). I've spent the last 4 years in classes and trainings to become knowledgable and certified. I've been working as a part time instructor at a local studio to get the hands-on experience. I've reinvested all my earnings from the studio back into my training and certifications. I have less then 10 months left in megacorp and then I'm off to start my new part time career (and enjoy my hobbies). I know I won't make as much money, but the job satisfaction more then makes up for it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:05 PM   #40
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I was going to do a drive-by on this thread and type, "Car*** what," but Meadbh's new life as a dilettante got me dreaming about being a flaneur.
Learnt a new word! Sounds fun, too!

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