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by Pronoid
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

@prognastat - Glad at least one other person is reading my wall of text :) I was originally shooting for May just to draw a line in the sand. I’m under a 2% SWR already with current spending but the OMY mentality makes it hard to leave. Like, aww man, things will be way better once I save $10K more ...
by Pronoid
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

May The Fourth Be With You

Well the retirement date is set. I have a laundry list of things to do that I’ve been slowly crossing off and a rough plan of action is in place. I’ve had a bucket list item of going across the Atlantic on a ship. I would be open to working on a crew or doing something crazy for a more ERE aligned t...
by Pronoid
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

1/3/19 Figured I’d add to the mass of new year journal updates with one of my own. I changed my forum username so now it doesn’t quite match the thread title but oh well. These past two years have had a decent amount of change so it’ll be good to write it out in a therapeutic sense to clear to noggi...
by Pronoid
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1089
Views: 293518

Re: C40's Journal

Hey C40! If I remember correctly, when you first quit the job and started your van travels, you set up residency in SD. Now that you’re living in AZ, did you change your residency and get a new ID and all that? Reason for that ask is that I’m targeting to FIRE here in a handful of months and looking...
by Pronoid
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

I’m also still doing the salsa dancing thing. I actually got asked to join a salsa performance team, which I reluctantly agreed. What is that exactly? Where do you perform? Clubs? Competitions? It sounds really cool. The studio I train at had a 10 year anniversary. So they hosted it at some fancy p...
by Pronoid
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

Well, another year down. Just hit my 2 year anniversary of living in SoCal. Quality of life here is still good when the weather is sunny and warm as that means I can go do stuff and be outside. But job satisfaction is at an all-time low. Luckily, my personal intrinsic goals are probably at an all-ti...
by Pronoid
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

@thrifty - I hear you on the injury part. I have definitely shifted the way I attack going to the gym and other physical activities to avoid messing myself up. I think the worst part of turning 30 is just knowing that I'm old to people in their early 20s. Ha, just being I remember thinking that of p...
by Pronoid
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

It has been a bit since I’ve updated this. I still frequent the forums but haven’t added to my Journal since not many revolutionary things have happened. Still the regular plug and chug. However, below is a brain dump of some new incremental stuff that has occurred. Financials - Hit another neat tho...
by Pronoid
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

My first full year in SoCal is just about completed. It was definitely a move that improved many aspects of my life. Job satisfaction, relationships, health, happiness, skills, etc. The whole shebang really. My spending in 2015 was easily under 30k. But this included $3500+ in moving costs (which wa...
by Pronoid
Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Star wars
Replies: 25
Views: 6112

Re: Star wars

Bunch of buzzkills in this thread ;)

Just got back from watching it. Work rented a theater for everyone so I did see it for free at least. I thought it was decent for what it was. I would have paid to watch it otherwise, though.
by Pronoid
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

Not too many crazy new things have been happening recently but figured I should update regardless. The job is still going well. It has actually been pretty damn busy. Lots of high priority projects and such. I found myself getting so involved that I started to care more than I should. I mean, I alwa...
by Pronoid
Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

Last weekend I was missing my blah mental state as a very last minute critical project had me working 10-18 hour days from Friday through Monday. I even got sick at the end of it. I haven't been sick in 9 months. Broke my freaking streak! :D So I agree. A blah mental state definitely wins over being...
by Pronoid
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

Thanks for the comments. It definitely helps relieve the alien feeling coming to the forum. @thrifty - The IT field can be strange. I've seen many coworkers who are content staying at the same job doing the exact same thing making 30-40k forever. But, in my experience, those that are willing to lear...
by Pronoid
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Expensive BIFL type Boots
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: Expensive BIFL type Boots

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I think my next course of action is to go to a place that sells the type of boots I'm looking for and figure out my size. Then I'll try and find a lightly used pair if possible. Otherwise, new it is.
by Pronoid
Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Expensive BIFL type Boots
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Re: Expensive BIFL type Boots

I knew your boot journal entry would get posted as a reply :D
by Pronoid
Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Expensive BIFL type Boots
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

Expensive BIFL type Boots

I've been on the fence with buying some nice boots for a long time. After some minor research, it looks like the style I like is the wolverine 1000 mile, redwing beckman, or redwing iron ranger. I only own three pairs of shoes. Flip flops, gym shoes, and nicer casual/work shoes. This boot would repl...
by Pronoid
Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 676
Views: 199656

Re: spoonman's Journal

How has your AirBnB experience been thus far? Now that you've been in two different long term rentals, are you still planning on using that service for your next spot? I'm strongly considering doing something very similar when my time comes which is why I'm curious. Not having to deal with craigslis...
by Pronoid
Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Sitting VS. Standing at work
Replies: 10
Views: 3237

Re: Sitting VS. Standing at work

One of my favorite parts about the building I work in is the desks. They have this button you push that moves it up or down. Feel like standing? Push a button and it raises. Feeling lazy? Push the button and relax. Technology is amazing. The power strip in on top of the desk so all your computer com...
by Pronoid
Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

Re: The Journal of IwantLess

@Bigato: No, I'm not a programmer. It would actually help my profession tremendously if I started learning python since automation is bigger than sliced bread and that's what my company is using to do it. I just have no motivation to learn. I'm in the networking field. I basically help to make the i...
by Pronoid
Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Journal of IwantLess
Replies: 49
Views: 18983

6 Months

Well, I’m a bit over the six month marker now being in West LA. I can say with confidence that this is one of the best places I’ve lived thus far. That statement is of course highly dependent on the collective combination of my situation. All of the major places I go are all within a 3 mile radius. ...