Been monitoring and occasionally commenting on various threads for the past few months. Decided to introduce myself now that I gave my retirement notice to my employer yesterday AM.
Last day will be late July. Was a bit nervous before the meeting but not too bad. Been thinking about this move for months, with the usual worries that most people have on this board. Finally decided to go for it a bit earlier than I thought. A big, stressful project was going to come to me in August and I decided that work stress will not be a part of my life going forward.
Daughter is leaving for college in the fall so now I can spend a bit more time with her and then get out on the road and travel. Want to take advantage of the last minute travel deals with my SO. She will be working for a couple years more on a part time basis so we should have additional income for a while. Will live off our assets with no pension. Have run the number through several online calculators and all say we are good to go. Only the usual concern about health insurance. Hope costs will be contained going forward with new health care reform actions.
Looking forward to reading and posting here in the future with fellow early retirees and wannabees.