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Old 02-18-2020, 12:30 PM   #21
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It's such a feeling, walking out at 5 pm and knowing you never have to come back! I sang all the way home at the top of my lungs in the car (Sirius Sixties Channel). "Blow your mind girl, look inside girl, let the sun take you awaaay!"
Haha amazing. Big congrats and enjoy the feeling.
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:32 PM   #22
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Old 02-18-2020, 02:17 PM   #23
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And this. The day has finally arrived. I'm not a new member of the forum, but I am a newly retired member. I'm taking 3.5 months off and then I'll work 1 week a month. I know technically that counts as "partially retired" but hey, it's good enough for me. I get to work as much or as little as I want, and it's 100% on my terms. Meanwhile, I'll have 3 weeks of vacation per month! It seemed like this day took forever to get here, and it was a very surreal experience leaving work at 5:00 today, knowing that I don't HAVE to go back at all, and when I do decide to go back, I get to choose the dates and the duration.

Thanks to all of those forum members who have offered advice in the past. And thanks for giving me a safe place to discuss these things!
Congrats! I hope retirement is everything you hoped it would be. I'm right behind you with a countdown date of 3/31/2020. Can't wait!!
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:44 PM   #24
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A former workaholic told me after he drastically changed his work schedule, the less you work, the more you will loath work. I have to agree.
I can't agree more. I was a workaholic too. I don't even want to open my email in the morning. Can't explain why this happens.
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:25 AM   #25
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I can't agree more. I was a workaholic too. I don't even want to open my email in the morning. Can't explain why this happens.


Me too. My DW says my extreme laziness now is simply a reversion to the mean after years of frenetic workaholic activity.
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Me too. My DW says my extreme laziness now is simply a reversion to the mean after years of frenetic workaholic activity.
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Old 03-04-2020, 05:52 AM   #27
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Congrats, AS2019! One foot out of the quagmire; now to get the other unstuck...
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Old 03-10-2020, 07:01 PM   #28
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And this. The day has finally arrived. I'm not a new member of the forum, but I am a newly retired member. I'm taking 3.5 months off and then I'll work 1 week a month. I know technically that counts as "partially retired" but hey, it's good enough for me. I get to work as much or as little as I want, and it's 100% on my terms. Meanwhile, I'll have 3 weeks of vacation per month! It seemed like this day took forever to get here, and it was a very surreal experience leaving work at 5:00 today, knowing that I don't HAVE to go back at all, and when I do decide to go back, I get to choose the dates and the duration.

Thanks to all of those forum members who have offered advice in the past. And thanks for giving me a safe place to discuss these things!
This is super encouraging. Congratulations on your huge milestone!!
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