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Old 04-16-2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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Mapping out our plans

DH and I spent some time on the weekend discussing our proposed plans to FIRE. It was such a rush to be getting into more of the detail rather than the usual discussion of we need $x and we should have it by June 2008.

We have managed to put together a plan on what we will do the first year. However, interestingly enough for us, we both feel as if we have had enough of our current existence and we may return to Australia early. Our feeling is we are marking time, whereas if we return to Australia we can get on with establishing ourselves for the next part of our lives. The financial implication would be we most likely will do some temporary work in Australia for the first couple of years, which both of us don't mind doing. It would be 3-6 months at the max.

That likely means I will finish work in the next 6 months or so as that will allow me time to get everything ready for our transition. We have started our list for medical/dental checkup etc. and will start work on these immediately whilst we have the cheaper coverage.

I be a girl, he's a boy. Think I maybe FIRED since July 08. Mid 40s, no kidlets. Actually am totally clueless as to what is going on with DH.
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Re: Mapping out our plans
Old 04-16-2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: Mapping out our plans

Congratulations! DH and I had a similar planning session earlier this year. It was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. It was also interesting to hear what DH's plans were in ER compared to mine. His plans were more broad (where to live, 5+ year goals) where as mine were much more specific (immediate activities I want to pursue). Many of his plans included traveling and sometimes traveling for several months at a time. I like traveling as well but I wonder if he thinks that traveling is going to consume all of his free time? I know planning places to go, reading books, etc... and then actually being there takes a lot of time but I'm hoping that's not all he wants to do? I know for myself there are a lot of things I like to do around the house or around the neigbourhood.

It seems like ER is such a huge change in a couple's life. I'm sure when it happens we'll find our new routine


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