Tag Archives: early retirement

Definitely Not Purpose

Disclaimer.  Yet again, there’s no talk of finances in this one.  Instead I’m discussing some of my post-working life in a very casual, journal-y way.  Additional warning:  It’s intensely personal.  If that doesn’t sound interesting to you, well then, absolutely no worries. … Continue reading

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Home Ownership: A Retrospective and Beyond

My wife and sold our home in early 2015, and we did it mostly to enable us to comfortably quit our jobs.

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I’m not a huge fan of blogs or Facebook pages that show the rosiness of peoples’ lives and nothing else.

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Done Detoxing

There’s this period of transition between full time employment and being settled in your post-work existence known as detox.  

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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

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Quitters Never Win, Except When They Do – 2/3

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  Then quit.  There’s no point in being a damned fool about it.     — W.C. Fields No build-up or table-setting today.  This is going to read like a direct continuation … Continue reading

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