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Old 09-09-2020, 10:17 AM   #41
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Huge congrats! Keep us updated on how it goes as you adjust to FIRE life.
I love these kinds of posts...they're so encouraging! The relief and excitement is contagious and I get excited about the future all over again.
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Old 09-09-2020, 07:32 PM   #42
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Heading that way soon myself.
Do you intend to work part time or stay completely out of the job market?
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Old 09-10-2020, 12:31 PM   #43
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Today marks the second anniversary of my retirement. Congratulations to you. Give yourself some time to adjust. It took me about a year to really wind down. I can honestly say I'm full unwound now.


Ditto for me. I’m almost 2 years in and I think it was almost a year before I finally wound down from the stress...
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:27 PM   #44
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Old 09-12-2020, 04:01 AM   #45
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I don't plan on deciding anything about work just yet. I will give it 6 months to figure out my new normal. Will keep contacts active for sure. For the next 2 weeks I have to plan and complete funeral for my Dad and also his burial. So far it has been a busy 2 weeks with obligations and stuff I had been putting off due to work.
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Old 09-12-2020, 05:45 AM   #46
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Old 09-12-2020, 05:57 AM   #47
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I don't plan on deciding anything about work just yet. I will give it 6 months to figure out my new normal. Will keep contacts active for sure. For the next 2 weeks I have to plan and complete funeral for my Dad and also his burial. So far it has been a busy 2 weeks with obligations and stuff I had been putting off due to work.
I'm happy that you've retired, but so sorry about your Dad.

I've been retired 12 years, and we've moved a couple of times during that time. I also moved my parents twice before losing them, and an aunt a couple of times. We ended up with so much "stuff" from relatives that it's been debilitating.

We kept in contact with our friends from work just for a short time. Now, no one ever even talks to each other since we're all living in different states.

I just pray you can quickly hit your "new normal" life where you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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Old 09-12-2020, 06:22 AM   #48
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Sorry to hear about your dad.
You will eventually settle in and have a great retirement.
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Old 09-12-2020, 08:23 AM   #49
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Old 09-19-2020, 05:32 PM   #50
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Thanks all. Can't believe I am retired.
So much to do. Calendar is full of stuff already.
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:57 PM   #51
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Yesterday was my last day. Today is my first day of the rest of my life!!
Still trying to wrap my head around it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:27 AM   #52
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:03 AM   #53
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Three weeks in and it's been a whirlwind of activity ... funeral stuff, chores, a few projects.
I am health care proxy for my Mom who is in memory care at a retirement home so, that is like a half-time job. It is just starting to feel like I may be retired ... not sure yet. : )

Just replaced the furnace yesterday and today I am composing my ultimate "To do" list!
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:42 PM   #54
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I guess I can jump in. My last day was one week ago,on Saturday, November 14th.

Worker at a grocery store in which is what I retired from.

The biggest thing to decide was to tell the manager there that when my last is.

But, Social Security helped me with this. I figured out I owe Social Security like 2300.00. The manager at the store would not cut my hours back as wanted. When here did cut my hours back just before I left on that same week her surprisingly added in one day.

Then I thought about the extra monies from that job would not be available.

But money isn't everything.

I have two Beagle hounds that I can spend more time with.

Like others wrote it is nice to not have to set a alarm anymore.

Do not have much monies saved up. But that is OK.

Social Security pays enough to where I can save 100 dollars each month.
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:45 PM   #55
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I guess I can jump in. My last day was one week ago,on Saturday, November 14th.

Worker at a grocery store in which is what I retired from.

The biggest thing to decide was to tell the manager there that when my last is.

But, Social Security helped me with this. I figured out I owe Social Security like 2300.00. The manager at the store would not cut my hours back as wanted. When here did cut my hours back just before I left on that same week her surprisingly added in one day.

Then I thought about the extra monies from that job would not be available.

But money isn't everything.

I have two Beagle hounds that I can spend more time with.

Like others wrote it is nice to not have to set a alarm anymore.

Do not have much monies saved up. But that is OK.

Social Security pays enough to where I can save 100 dollars each month.
Congatulations!

I have 17 more working days myself, then I will jump on the retirement train.
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:27 PM   #56
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I guess I can jump in. My last day was one week ago,on Saturday, November 14th.

Worker at a grocery store in which is what I retired from.

The biggest thing to decide was to tell the manager there that when my last is.

But, Social Security helped me with this. I figured out I owe Social Security like 2300.00. The manager at the store would not cut my hours back as wanted. When here did cut my hours back just before I left on that same week her surprisingly added in one day.

Then I thought about the extra monies from that job would not be available.

But money isn't everything.

I have two Beagle hounds that I can spend more time with.

Like others wrote it is nice to not have to set a alarm anymore.

Do not have much monies saved up. But that is OK.

Social Security pays enough to where I can save 100 dollars each month.
Congratulations !
The first few weeks/months feel magical, and not having to wake up to an alarm is bliss.
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:15 PM   #57
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Congatulations!

I have 17 more working days myself, then I will jump on the retirement train.

I set a coundown timer to end on my last day. Set for August. But did not know how exactly retirement and Social Security. My first Social Security monies was in December.

I kept on my job until the said date here. I wanted thst extra monies. Then since I figured I owe Social Security like 2300 that was a BIG sign to retire and become a lazy beagle.
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:17 PM   #58
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Congratulations !
The first few weeks/months feel magical, and not having to wake up to an alarm is bliss.

You wrote the first few weeks/months as a time line. What of you not like now bout retirement?
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Old 11-22-2020, 05:58 PM   #59
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I set a coundown timer to end on my last day. Set for August. But did not know how exactly retirement and Social Security. My first Social Security monies was in December.

I kept on my job until the said date here. I wanted thst extra monies. Then since I figured I owe Social Security like 2300 that was a BIG sign to retire and become a lazy beagle.
I have multiple countdown timers going!
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just retired!!

Your worser than I was. Never can have too many timers.
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