Category Archives: Backstory
Taking a Gap Year
I’ve recently realized that I should have taken significant time away from work prior to retiring instead of slogging straight through my career since graduating from university, 1999 to 2015, with hardly a letup. Why have I come to this conclusion? What … Continue reading
Becoming a Saver
I was having dinner with an old friend from university a few nights ago and he expressed disbelief that I was able to retire early.
Toward the midpoint of 2013, after an extended period of the blues, I finally admitted that there was something fairly wrong with my life.
The Job Experience, Academia: Year #13 – Present
We’ve made it to the last entry in the Job Experience series of posts.
The Job Experience, Hell: Year #12
Most jobs are a mixed bag. In most cases, the sum of the parts end up being something you can live with for a while. Year 12 wasn’t one of them.
The Job Experience, MegaSoftwareCoSupport: Year #11
We’re thankfully close to the end of this whole Job Experience set of posts. There are just three more employers to go.
The Job Experience, StartupVille: Years #9 and #10
Fact: Time flies when you’re having fun and drips like molasses when you’re not.
The Job Experience, StartupVille: Year #8
Up to this point in my professional life, work had been a constant challenge.
The Job Experience, IT Plumbing: Year #7
It’s Year 7 of my employment experience, and it’s changing me.
The Job Experience, IT Plumbing: Year #6
My second year at FinancialCompany is, in many ways, different from any other year in my life because I began working for a legitimately horrible boss.