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Old 08-23-2011, 06:46 AM   #21
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Am I fooling myself, or have I just finally managed to wade out of the swamp of misery?
When I was 19, I got on a plane and moved from MS to OR. For years I considered planes as a source of a new life. I told people that it was not true that "you can't run away from your problems" because I found that the new life was unrelated to the old. After college I fell into the habit of changing job every three or so years and never regretted the moves. Each job was different with new thing to learn and see and a new part of the US to experience. Yes, I ended up in the long run spending 25 years with the feds but you can change jobs within the feds so the habit can continue. It was a perfect place for a life jumper like me.

If you are a person that can let go easily of the scars of the past, you can reinvent your life on the go. So, good luck and be happy.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:06 AM   #22
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So happy for you Brewer!. The words, "New Lease On Life" come to mind! Good for you!
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:07 AM   #23
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Glad to hear it, all can change for the better in an instant. It can revert too but we will not know when so there is no sense worrying about it, just be prepared with your savings as they will give you freedom when the time comes. Enjoyable w@rk is just as good as ER as long as you and yours are content. I sometimes think about doing some form of w@rk very part time for a change and some mad money but never seem to get the time.
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You sound less angry than before..........j/k..............
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Glad to hear that all the changes have been positive. You sound much happier now.
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Congratulations Brewer

Brewer Congratulations. Stress should be minimized at all costs.
On the flip side, my son recently switched job. He told me that they are really treating him nice. I told him that all jobs come with a honeymoon period of 1-6months. After that they all are same. In his case the job honeymoon lasted for one week!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:17 AM   #27
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I have no ambitions to move up and am just happy to do the job and go home.
In that case, it's 90+% of your change in attitude, IMHO.

It's not where you reside, but in the environment you create around you that will make the difference, in the long run...
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:37 AM   #28
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In that case, it's 90+% of your change in attitude, IMHO.

It's not where you reside, but in the environment you create around you that will make the difference, in the long run...
I must disagree. While one's outlook matters a great deal, the environment matters a lot, too.
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I haven't been keeping up with the forums as much, and I didn't know you took a new job and moved to CO. Glad to hear things are going well for you. Apart from the work-related stuff, how has the adjustment to CO been for you and your family?
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I'm so glad this all worked out for you. You seemed pretty miserable a while back.

We have family outside of Denver and I love it there. I love the dry air and the VIEWS!
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I haven't been keeping up with the forums as much, and I didn't know you took a new job and moved to CO. Glad to hear things are going well for you. Apart from the work-related stuff, how has the adjustment to CO been for you and your family?
DW is thrilled since she grew up here and her family is here. Her high school reunion was last weekend and she got connect with some old friends. The kids were missing friends, but now that school has started they are making new friends.

I am the one that still needs to develop a local social circle, which will happen in time.
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Here's a thought...

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I'm off the opinion that sometimes one does not need to analyse why, just enjoy and go wtih the flow.
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Am I fooling myself, or have I just finally managed to wade out of the swamp of misery?
Like everyone else here, I'm glad you've turned the page to a much better chapter. That's the way life is supposed to be, though it takes some doing to find the right circumstances. Nothing sadder to me than someone who doesn't try to improve their situation when they're unhappy, except someone who really can't change (but they are more rare than many would like to think). You only live once...

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DW is thrilled since she grew up here and her family is here.
Ah, that helps. Sounds like you guys made a good move - congrats, enjoy it!
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I vote you've left the swamp of misery. With the right job, life can be good almost all the time.
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Congratulations on a great move. You are happy, your wife is happy. Nothing could be better.
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