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Old 05-26-2021, 01:36 AM   #461
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Update: Postponed my retirement date to 1 August 2021. Difficulties with one project running late.
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Old 05-26-2021, 07:29 AM   #462
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Update: Postponed my retirement date to 1 August 2021. Difficulties with one project running late.
Sorry to hear that.
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Old 05-26-2021, 08:22 AM   #463
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Update: Postponed my retirement date to 1 August 2021. Difficulties with one project running late.
Is there not someone else to bring the project home? Do you get it back on track or actually see it through to completion?
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Old 05-26-2021, 08:49 AM   #464
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Update: Postponed my retirement date to 1 August 2021. Difficulties with one project running late.
Quel dommage! Sorry to hear.


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BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
GATime 1/2021 or 3/2021 Seems to have graduated early, in Oct. 2020.
gamboolman 2/1/2021 Announcement
Ger0n1mo 2/5/2021. Announcement
Exchme 2/11/2021 Announcement
djsander 2/12/2021 Announcement
Djwil296 2/12/2021 Announcement
Ready2Go 2/19/2021. Announcement
iblearning 2/26/2021 Announcement
ATX78701 3/1/2021 Announcement
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021 Announcement
CCBoard 3/5/2021 Announcement
HI Bill 3/5/2021 Announcement
Corn18 3/12/2021 Announcement
retire48in2018 Announcement
Pointby2 - 3/26/2021 Announcement
SunnyOne 3/31/2021 Announcement
Spanky42 3/31/2021 Announcement
Gocubsgo 3/31/2021 Announcement
rocketjockey 3/31/2021 Announcement
Retire2023 4/1/2021 Announcement
KevinZ 4/1/2021 Announcement
ChicagoGal 4/2/2021 Announcement
random thought 4/15/2021
NoiseBoy 4/30/2021 (but out of office starting 4/8)
ClearSky 4/30/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
goingtotravel 5/15/2021 Announcement
BGH1 6/1/2021
dp226 6/4/2021
RobotMom June 2021
Irishgirlyc58 either June or September
Caramel 6/25/2021
buddhajer 6/25/2021
Lstansbury 6/30/2021
Lazyfish 6/30/2021
GBronc July/2021 Announcement
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021
FLSUnFIRE 7/16/2021
schenbew 7/30/2021
Nougat 8/1/2021
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
Aramis 9/30/2021 (subject to revision!)
PageTwo - 9/30/2021 ... or 10/1?
RBDan - 9/30/2021
tmitchell "October"
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
retireingby50 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
Proteus126 "November"
old medic 12/16/2021
perez99 12/31/2021
Travis Bickle 12/31/2021
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Old 05-26-2021, 11:51 AM   #465
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Whelp, you can ad me to the list! Signed on with a broker to sell my company, will get closed this calendar year. I had planned on '23 but I have interested parties and who knows what the future holds regarding "you know what" that I can't speak of. So after slogging through due diligence we should conclude in the fall. Feels weird after 38 years in business!
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Old 05-26-2021, 12:49 PM   #466
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Whelp, you can ad me to the list! Signed on with a broker to sell my company, will get closed this calendar year. I had planned on '23 but I have interested parties and who knows what the future holds regarding "you know what" that I can't speak of. So after slogging through due diligence we should conclude in the fall. Feels weird after 38 years in business!
Okay, welcome! If it makes sense to you, I will put you on the end of the list. You can change it (or ask someone else to) when you find out your date.



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Boose 1/5/2021 Announcement.
BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
GATime 1/2021 or 3/2021 Seems to have graduated early, in Oct. 2020.
gamboolman 2/1/2021 Announcement
Ger0n1mo 2/5/2021. Announcement
Exchme 2/11/2021 Announcement
djsander 2/12/2021 Announcement
Djwil296 2/12/2021 Announcement
Ready2Go 2/19/2021. Announcement
iblearning 2/26/2021 Announcement
ATX78701 3/1/2021 Announcement
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021 Announcement
CCBoard 3/5/2021 Announcement
HI Bill 3/5/2021 Announcement
Corn18 3/12/2021 Announcement
retire48in2018 Announcement
Pointby2 - 3/26/2021 Announcement
SunnyOne 3/31/2021 Announcement
Spanky42 3/31/2021 Announcement
Gocubsgo 3/31/2021 Announcement
rocketjockey 3/31/2021 Announcement
Retire2023 4/1/2021 Announcement
KevinZ 4/1/2021 Announcement
ChicagoGal 4/2/2021 Announcement
random thought 4/15/2021
NoiseBoy 4/30/2021 (but out of office starting 4/8)
ClearSky 4/30/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
goingtotravel 5/15/2021 Announcement
BGH1 6/1/2021
dp226 6/4/2021
RobotMom June 2021
Irishgirlyc58 either June or September
Caramel 6/25/2021
buddhajer 6/25/2021
Lstansbury 6/30/2021
Lazyfish 6/30/2021
GBronc July/2021 Announcement
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021
FLSUnFIRE 7/16/2021
schenbew 7/30/2021
Nougat 8/1/2021
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
Aramis 9/30/2021 (subject to revision!)
PageTwo - 9/30/2021 ... or 10/1?
RBDan - 9/30/2021
tmitchell "October"
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
retireingby50 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
Proteus126 "November"
old medic 12/16/2021
perez99 12/31/2021
Travis Bickle 12/31/2021
Jerseytunahunter "sometime this calendar year"
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Old 06-04-2021, 11:08 AM   #467
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I'm done. Turned in my keys and got my new ID card. Just waiting now until 4:00 to hit the road.
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Old 06-04-2021, 11:32 AM   #468
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I'm done. Turned in my keys and got my new ID card. Just waiting now until 4:00 to hit the road.
Why wait?
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Old 06-05-2021, 06:00 AM   #469
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For the required cake and ice cream party to finish. I wanted to just fade away but for the good of the order and since I actually like the folks I worked with, why not. I had no zoom calls to be on (hopefully never again)
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dp226, Enjoy this first day of the rest of your life! And I'd love to hear about what the drive home was like!
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Old 06-05-2021, 07:24 AM   #471
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By the time I drove home I was emotionally drained. Since I made the decision to retire I have gone from happy to sad, from excited to scared and every emotion in between. Once I engage the logical side of my brain everything goes back to OK and I know it was the right decision but man the emotions are strong even though they were both positive and negative.

Seeing lots of people, a number of them I count as friends as I turned in stuff and got checked out was emotional and draining. Seeing lots of people that I have only seen on zoom but not in person in a while was even more draining. I was not sad or anything but by 3:00 when the party started I was mentally zapped and really just wanted to take a nap and be done. In reality, I was emotionally drained by lunch and I am not a very emotional person.

So how did the drive home go, really easy. I just wanted to get there so I could relax for a little. I think I actually nodded off for 10 min once I sat down on the couch. Then I got back into the swing of things, got groceries and ate dinner. But I did fall asleep on the couch at 8:00 PM watching TV. That shows how tiring the whole day was. Excited about the future at this point but still expect emotions to well up over the next several weeks/months until I get into a new groove.
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Old 06-06-2021, 07:17 PM   #472
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Last day was 6/4. I think I had earlier posted in the 2022 thread but due to some work dynamics I moved it up a year. I checked Workday to make sure I still have access to review my final pay stub and there was a big "Terminated" next to my name.
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Old 06-07-2021, 06:20 PM   #473
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I put in the notice on Feb 19, 2021

I am 58M, divorced, and plan to get SS at 62. I retired from my IT career of 30+ years, as a software developer. on COBRA for now, and ACA afterwards ( hopefully with lot of subsides due to lower income )

I am still adjusting to the new life. I fall into the the leanFIRE category i think,
I have modest lifestyle needs, and so far managing well on a monthly budget of $3k, 60% of it being the rent due to the HCOL ( want to be near family and friends )

Lot of decompressing and detoxing happening still , sleeping in, cooking home cooked meals, reading books, lot of naps, occasional visits with friends and family, daily gym and hikes/walks/bike rides

boredom is not an issue so far, life is falling into a nice stress free rhythm, i am
more conscious how money is getting spend now, since my college days, but so
far didn’t have to make any major changes in the way i live.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:46 AM   #474
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So glad to read everyone's progress! For my own story, my last day at work was 3/31 and my severance runs out mid-July for it to really financially feels like I'm no longer employed. Since March, I've been enjoying a few beach vacations and happy to have been vaccinated. Now that that's done, I'm playing a lot of weekday tennis and going to the gym regularly, and enjoying my time! I still feel like I'm on sabbatical until we prove out that our spreadsheets were right and we can turn it into a permanent vacation!
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Old 06-11-2021, 06:06 AM   #475
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Welcome, recent additions and recent graduates! Welcome to hikerpoet and Skyward, and congrats to LeeLee2021 and dp226! Updates made below:



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Boose 1/5/2021 Announcement.
BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
GATime 1/2021 or 3/2021 Seems to have graduated early, in Oct. 2020.
gamboolman 2/1/2021 Announcement
Ger0n1mo 2/5/2021. Announcement
Exchme 2/11/2021 Announcement
djsander 2/12/2021 Announcement
Djwil296 2/12/2021 Announcement
Ready2Go 2/19/2021. Announcement
hikerpoet 2/19/2021 Announcement
iblearning 2/26/2021 Announcement
ATX78701 3/1/2021 Announcement
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021 Announcement
CCBoard 3/5/2021 Announcement
HI Bill 3/5/2021 Announcement
Corn18 3/12/2021 Announcement
retire48in2018 Announcement
Pointby2 - 3/26/2021 Announcement
SunnyOne 3/31/2021 Announcement
Spanky42 3/31/2021 Announcement
Gocubsgo 3/31/2021 Announcement
rocketjockey 3/31/2021 Announcement
Retire2023 4/1/2021 Announcement
KevinZ 4/1/2021 Announcement
ChicagoGal 4/2/2021 Announcement
random thought 4/15/2021
NoiseBoy 4/30/2021 (but out of office starting 4/8)
ClearSky 4/30/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
goingtotravel 5/15/2021 Announcement
BGH1 6/1/2021
dp226 6/4/2021 Announcement
Skyward1 6/4/2021 Announcement
RobotMom June 2021
Irishgirlyc58 either June or September
Caramel 6/25/2021
buddhajer 6/25/2021
Lstansbury 6/30/2021
Lazyfish 6/30/2021
GBronc July/2021 Announcement
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021 Announcement
FLSUnFIRE 7/16/2021
schenbew 7/30/2021
Nougat 8/1/2021
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
Aramis 9/30/2021 (subject to revision!)
PageTwo - 9/30/2021 ... or 10/1?
RBDan - 9/30/2021
tmitchell "October"
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
retireingby50 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
Proteus126 "November"
old medic 12/16/2021
perez99 12/31/2021
Travis Bickle 12/31/2021
Jerseytunahunter "sometime this calendar year"
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Old 06-15-2021, 11:10 AM   #476
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Updated mine with actual date:

Boose 1/5/2021 Announcement.
BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
GATime 1/2021 or 3/2021 Seems to have graduated early, in Oct. 2020.
gamboolman 2/1/2021 Announcement
Ger0n1mo 2/5/2021. Announcement
Exchme 2/11/2021 Announcement
djsander 2/12/2021 Announcement
Djwil296 2/12/2021 Announcement
Ready2Go 2/19/2021. Announcement
hikerpoet 2/19/2021 Announcement
iblearning 2/26/2021 Announcement
ATX78701 3/1/2021 Announcement
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021 Announcement
CCBoard 3/5/2021 Announcement
HI Bill 3/5/2021 Announcement
Corn18 3/12/2021 Announcement
retire48in2018 Announcement
Pointby2 - 3/26/2021 Announcement
SunnyOne 3/31/2021 Announcement
Spanky42 3/31/2021 Announcement
Gocubsgo 3/31/2021 Announcement
rocketjockey 3/31/2021 Announcement
Retire2023 4/1/2021 Announcement
KevinZ 4/1/2021 Announcement
ChicagoGal 4/2/2021 Announcement
random thought 4/15/2021
NoiseBoy 4/30/2021 (but out of office starting 4/8)
ClearSky 4/30/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
goingtotravel 5/15/2021 Announcement
BGH1 6/1/2021
dp226 6/4/2021 Announcement
Skyward1 6/4/2021 Announcement
RobotMom June 2021
Irishgirlyc58 either June or September
Caramel 6/25/2021
buddhajer 6/25/2021
Lstansbury 6/30/2021
Lazyfish 6/30/2021
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021 Announcement
FLSUnFIRE 7/16/2021
schenbew 7/30/2021
GBronc 7/30/2021 Announcement
Nougat 8/1/2021
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
Aramis 9/30/2021 (subject to revision!)
PageTwo - 9/30/2021 ... or 10/1?
RBDan - 9/30/2021
tmitchell "October"
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
retireingby50 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
Proteus126 "November"
old medic 12/16/2021
perez99 12/31/2021
Travis Bickle 12/31/2021
Jerseytunahunter "sometime this calendar year"
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Done and dusted! Had a wonderful last day of teaching and I'm now ready to relax and enjoy myself!
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Old 06-25-2021, 09:25 PM   #478
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Boose 1/5/2021 Announcement
BGH1 1/15/2021 Announcement
GATime 1/2021 or 3/2021 Seems to have graduated early, in Oct. 2020.
gamboolman 2/1/2021 Announcement
Ger0n1mo 2/5/2021. Announcement
Exchme 2/11/2021 Announcement
djsander 2/12/2021 Announcement
Djwil296 2/12/2021 Announcement
Ready2Go 2/19/2021. Announcement
hikerpoet 2/19/2021 Announcement
iblearning 2/26/2021 Announcement
ATX78701 3/1/2021 Announcement
DeepSouth 3/1/2021
AZDre 3/5/2021 Announcement
CCBoard 3/5/2021 Announcement
HI Bill 3/5/2021 Announcement
Corn18 3/12/2021 Announcement
retire48in2018 Announcement
Pointby2 - 3/26/2021 Announcement
SunnyOne 3/31/2021 Announcement
Spanky42 3/31/2021 Announcement
Gocubsgo 3/31/2021 Announcement
rocketjockey 3/31/2021 Announcement
Retire2023 4/1/2021 Announcement
KevinZ 4/1/2021 Announcement
ChicagoGal 4/2/2021 Announcement
random thought 4/15/2021
NoiseBoy 4/30/2021 (but out of office starting 4/8)
ClearSky 4/30/2021
Georgia Girl 5/2021
goingtotravel 5/15/2021 Announcement
BGH1 6/1/2021
dp226 6/4/2021 Announcement
Skyward1 6/4/2021 Announcement
RobotMom June 2021
Irishgirlyc58 either June or September
Caramel 6/25/2021 Announcement
buddhajer 6/25/2021
Lstansbury 6/30/2021
Lazyfish 6/30/2021
GBronc July/2021 Announcement
Out-to-Lunch 7/1/2021
LeeLee2021 7/15/2021 Announcement
FLSUnFIRE 7/16/2021
schenbew 7/30/2021
Nougat 8/1/2021
DenverCraig 8/3/2021
Ospreyjp 9/27/2021
Aramis 9/30/2021 (subject to revision!)
PageTwo - 9/30/2021 ... or 10/1?
RBDan - 9/30/2021
tmitchell "October"
Unpaintedhuffhines 10/1/2021
KrisQuit 10/1/2021
retireingby50 10/1/2021
kaudrey 10/31/2021
Proteus126 "November"
old medic 12/16/2021
perez99 12/31/2021
Travis Bickle 12/31/2021
Jerseytunahunter "sometime this calendar year"
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Done and dusted! Had a wonderful last day of teaching and I'm now ready to relax and enjoy myself!
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