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No longer 2019...OMY set in
Old 12-03-2019, 05:52 PM   #361
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Well, I've had some time to play and currently experimenting with career options. Currently, working harder than I want but enjoying the nicer weather.

Originally, before reading various forums, counting all the nickels, and reviewing expenses, I was just hopeful of targeting age 55.

Now, after a few years, I am targeting 2019, either age 49 or age 50 depending on time of year. I will be a landlord, somewhat, so it'll be semi-ER, but it'll give me alot of ME time with the family and myself.

5 years from now seems long, but better than 2024 which I was previously thinking.
I'm getting booted from the Class of 2019. I'm still targeting before 55, so I have a few years to OMY! I'm still enjoying most of the w*rk and learning new technology, so it's a bit fun.

As for the OMY, I have several countdown clocks for several $$ milestones.

From Dec 2019... countdown milestones:
4 months away - Mar 2020 Bonus and RSU vesting
9 months away - Aug 2020 eight week paid sabbatical and RSU vesting
16 months away - Mar 2021 Bonus and RSU vesting
21 months away - Aug 2021 RSU vesting
28 months away - Mar 2022 Bonus and RSU vesting

So, Mar 2022 might be FIRE for me as the next milestone would be Mar 2023, too long to wait. It would still be before my 53rd birthday, so I'm content for now. If the BS bucket overflows, then I can be done.
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:26 PM   #362
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Mr. Simple Girl is finally retiring, with his last day of work being Dec 31, 2019. Sooooo...does that mean we are in the class of 2019 or 2020?

Either way, we are for sure going to finally be in the fully FIRED club!
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Old 12-04-2019, 01:32 PM   #363
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Mr. Simple Girl is finally retiring, with his last day of work being Dec 31, 2019. Sooooo...does that mean we are in the class of 2019 or 2020?

Either way, we are for sure going to finally be in the fully FIRED club!
2019 for sure - I'm claiming class of 2019 since 1/3 is just the end of the first week after 12/31
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And I won't be staying the whole shift, either
Old 12-04-2019, 02:36 PM   #364
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And I won't be staying the whole shift, either

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Mr. Simple Girl is finally retiring, with his last day of work being Dec 31, 2019. Sooooo...does that mean we are in the class of 2019 or 2020?
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2019 for sure - I'm claiming class of 2019 since 1/3 is just the end of the first week after 12/31
I agree with Big_Hitter. The instant I exit the gate on 31 Dec I will be retired. Since it will be well before midnight, that constitutes Retired in 2019.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:41 PM   #365
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2019 for sure - I'm claiming class of 2019 since 1/3 is just the end of the first week after 12/31
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I agree with Big_Hitter. The instant I exit the gate on 31 Dec I will be retired. Since it will be well before midnight, that constitutes Retired in 2019.

That's it, then, we are claiming class of 2019 with you all!
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:33 AM   #366
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Another member of the class of 2019. Employment ended at end of November. So far, retired for 5 days. Water feels fine.
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Old 12-13-2019, 04:54 PM   #367
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So Its cocktail and cigar time on my patio here in north Scottsdale and I guess Im completing my first week of retirement if I measure Time in work days.

And I don't know what I am feeling.

Certainly it has been a leisurely week. It is sort of like vacation but vacation in the past always meant going somewhere or doing something “special”. I know I will figure it out, but this first week has been a bit in the fog for me.

Anyone relate?
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:13 PM   #368
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Congrats to all 2019 graduates, it has been 3 months for me and I am glad to be a part of it at the age of 50 !!!
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:02 PM   #369
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So Its cocktail and cigar time on my patio here in north Scottsdale and I guess Im completing my first week of retirement if I measure Time in work days.

And I don't know what I am feeling.

Certainly it has been a leisurely week. It is sort of like vacation but vacation in the past always meant going somewhere or doing something “special”. I know I will figure it out, but this first week has been a bit in the fog for me.

Anyone relate?
Oh yes, we can all relate for sure. Kind of like graduating from high school or maybe college. Bittersweet. The quote about the ‘journey vs the destination’ rings true. It’s all good, we earned it and we all deserve it. I quit in February and never looked back. Take a road trip and get the living started. Here’s to 27% stock market returns for the year! Enjoy!
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:22 PM   #370
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Oh, I relate!

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So Its cocktail and cigar time on my patio here in north Scottsdale and I guess Im completing my first week of retirement if I measure Time in work days.

And I don't know what I am feeling.

Certainly it has been a leisurely week. It is sort of like vacation but vacation in the past always meant going somewhere or doing something “special”. I know I will figure it out, but this first week has been a bit in the fog for me.

Anyone relate?

I felt the same way...and still do, somewhat. I keep thinking that it's vacation and I'll have to go to work on Monday. I haven't, since the middle of August.

But lately I've been saying to my hubby (who retired the same day I did) "Hey, honey, guess what? It's Monday, and it's 10:00, and THEY (our former coworkers) are working, and WE are going to the club to exercise/going for a hike in a beautiful park/hanging around reading newspapers at a coffee shop..."

It's finally beginning to set in that I can do anything I want, whenever I want - within my budget, of course, but my time is my own. "My time is my own" - what an amazing statement!

You might want to find something to do to keep you occupied during those first months while you start setting a new time reality. I had to do this (schedule exercise, schedule coffee shop dates with hubby, etc.) so I didn't feel "lost", which I did the first couple of months, and still do, to some extent. It will take a while for me, but since it actually IS my new reality, I need to figure out what to do with myself, even if it's only to do whatever I want.

P.S. I'm not very good at saying what I mean about all this, I think because I'm still figuring it out - sorry (smile!)
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Old 12-14-2019, 07:29 AM   #371
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We are now doing the OMY thing... and moving to Class of 2020
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Old 12-14-2019, 08:10 AM   #372
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Certainly it has been a leisurely week. It is sort of like vacation but vacation in the past always meant going somewhere or doing something “special”. I know I will figure it out, but this first week has been a bit in the fog for me.
It will go something like this...


"I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day
It's gonna be a bright (bright)
Bright (bright) sunshiny day"


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Old 12-16-2019, 06:29 AM   #373
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I don't feel completely retired yet: My spouse has been implored to continue working through January. Anyone else have this feeling of being "on hold" after retirement due to a spouse's plans to retire just a short period of time later?
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Old 12-16-2019, 05:03 PM   #374
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My 33 year career wraps up at the end of the month. DW will keep working some, but has enough flexibility that we will be a lot more flexible in terms of travel and activities.
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Old 12-16-2019, 06:30 PM   #375
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A couple of surprises 2 1/2 months into retirement.

Biggest is that I'm having to work at keeping my physical activity up. Simply walking in from the parking lot, getting lunch, and stretching my legs was worth 5000 steps a day.

Second is that being able to concentrate on my personal business is very useful.
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:35 PM   #376
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Been a while since posting. I have been reading every post, internally cheering each and every one of you in the class of 2019. I had targeted this as well, with an OMY option. Financially and other aspects of life have gone to plan. Medically it has not. Mortality is now a huge factor. I know this is in other threads but I leave it here. This is not a sympathy me post. Not at all. As part of the long term plan I did go PT several years ago and it has been wonderful. I don't hate my job. Having some work is a nice distraction now, and there are other benefits worth remaining in this holding pattern. With any luck I'll go out on my own in terms in 2020, and be around for to start Roth conversions - lol. Keep up the good work here.
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:56 PM   #377
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Hey Gang
Been a while since posting. I have been reading every post, internally cheering each and every one of you in the class of 2019. I had targeted this as well, with an OMY option. Financially and other aspects of life have gone to plan. Medically it has not. Mortality is now a huge factor. I know this is in other threads but I leave it here. This is not a sympathy me post. Not at all. As part of the long term plan I did go PT several years ago and it has been wonderful. I don't hate my job. Having some work is a nice distraction now, and there are other benefits worth remaining in this holding pattern. With any luck I'll go out on my own in terms in 2020, and be around for to start Roth conversions - lol. Keep up the good work here.
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Sorry to hear about the medical issues. Best of luck to you, and may you soon be healthy and retired on your own terms.
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Old 12-25-2019, 08:52 PM   #378
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Sorry to hear about the medical issues. Best of luck to you, and may you soon be healthy and retired on your own terms.


Thanks. Didn’t mean to put a crimp in this thread. Want to hear from those making the finish line. Moving to class of 2020
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:11 PM   #379
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ms gamboolgal and I are moving to Class of 2020.

It's abit ironic that we are moving for reasons other than financial as we have met our retirement "numbers".

I do hope and pray that next Christmas in Eket, Nigeria will be the last one before retirement on 31-Dec-20 and I will then be full time devoted to chasing ms gamboolgal around the old 4 poster buck neckid back in Texas.

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What a long, strange trip it's been
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What a long, strange trip it's been

Well, I'm out.

A day earlier than expected. I handed in my keys, laptop, access chip, corporate credit card and gate pass this morning instead of tomorrow because the boss wanted to be off for New Year's Eve. How awesome is that!

Somewhere in the house we have a copy of Dr Seuss's "Oh The Places You'll Go". I gotta dig that out and re-read it as my new life commences.

Meanwhile, I think this calls for a lunch beer.
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