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by Hail_Diogenes
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 187
Views: 20943

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

thank you all who took the time to write. i will think about the suggestions you gave. today i wanted to write about a moment of clarity i had when i saw myself from the side and didn't like what i saw. i have shared that over the past month or two, i have spent 1 to 2 hours a week drinking with fo...
by Hail_Diogenes
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

A familiar feeling

I've been dreading a conference call that was supposed to happen in an hour, but it just got canceled. My motivation cycles on and off depending on the day. Last week was great. I had a lot of momentum (or so I thought) but fast forward to today and I can hardly remember how to do this job. Days lik...
by Hail_Diogenes
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 238
Views: 59720

Re: mooretrees journal

Also glad to hear your test came back negative. I'm sure you can't wait for this bs to end. I might have missed this (I'm trying to read like 10 people's journals at one so that happens a lot lol), but do you plan to live full time in the skoolie? Will you bring your pets with you? I'm so jealous of...
by Hail_Diogenes
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

Re: From corporate drone to renaissance man

*shrug* for me it's gotten harder and harder to "put in one more year." it gets old fast, and as time goes on, it goes old faster. but note that i am a professional complainypants and i have a really hard time keeping a full time job, way above than what i observe is normal for people around me. an...
by Hail_Diogenes
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 187
Views: 20943

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

Jason wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:39 pm
My hobby is existential dread so I'm not afraid to be more miserable.
Hello, I don't believe we've met. Cheers to ya.

Doomergang, out!

--ertyu, sorry to add zero value in this post - but his comment made me spit out my coffee --
by Hail_Diogenes
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

Re: From corporate drone to renaissance man

prod below the "love your job" story. pretending to potential partners that you love your job and are fulfilled and satisfied with it has been featured on multiple "how to play the game" lists for both genders--because who would want to date a miserable sad complainypants who doesn't have their lif...
by Hail_Diogenes
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

Re: From corporate drone to renaissance man

Whoa! You guys are dropping so much gold I can't keep up. My replies below are all half baked ideas that I want to come back to later. I have a bad habit of losing ideas. Regarding the partner issue, I got the partner before I got in to ERE, so bear that in mind. But I think a dynamic you'll hear re...
by Hail_Diogenes
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

Re: From corporate drone to renaissance man

Edit. noob. pasted the wrong thing.
by Hail_Diogenes
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

Re: From corporate drone to renaissance man

Do the #trucklife thing. Doooo it. :D Worst case, you hate it and get an apartment/live with mom/gf, and have a sweet car camping setup. And even if you only do it for a little bit, it'll be a great experience from the Stoic perspective of knowing from experience what the worst case is (if worst ca...
by Hail_Diogenes
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 299
Views: 46311

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Nice! Sounds like you're where I want to be. I hope you find some peace during your reset man. Sounds like it's well deserved. I haven't read your entire journal yet but I plan to. For now, I can't definitely relate to the hopium and canceled projects you mentioned in the last post. I miss having id...
by Hail_Diogenes
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 569
Views: 118060

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Amen. I've also found myself getting dragged into excessive mental negativity lately, and I attribute it mostly to toxic politics & CV talk. Social media today is a dumpster fire of virtue signaling, propaganda, echo chambers, and mob rule. Sadly, mainstream news is no better. And yes, even some th...
by Hail_Diogenes
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

Y'all dare me to be homeless?

Soooo.... I took a step forward and... just kinda stayed put. The 30% rent expense is no more. I moved out of the apartment earlier this month and I've been... god I don't even want to finish that sentence. Fuck it. I've been crashing with my girlfriend >.< We became pretty close over the past 5 mon...
by Hail_Diogenes
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

Re: From corporate drone to renaissance man

Sounds like a plan to me :) Read what you wrote on my journal about quitting drinking, and, congrats dude. I know how much I'm struggling with lame shit like sugar, so it's really admirable to me that you managed to nip the nightly drinking habit in the bud. Strength to you, hope all goes well :) S...
by Hail_Diogenes
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 187
Views: 20943

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

Fuck yeah dude! glad to hear you cut the sweets. That's a tough one to kick. Love your idea about subbing out the craving for healthier options. I have a couple buddies who went keto. They said the sweets cravings were the worst part of the transition. One thing the helped them was switching to alt...
by Hail_Diogenes
Fri May 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

From corporate drone to 30 year old boomerang kid

Welp, a lot has happened since my last update. Have you guys heard about some kind of virus or something? :P I noticed that my last post was whiney and hardly productive, so I decided to take a break until I had some actual updates to report. I started this journal because I would like to participat...
by Hail_Diogenes
Fri May 29, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 187
Views: 20943

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

Hey man, Just dropping by to say that I relate to your story more than any of the other journals I've found so far. I know what you mean about ditching bad habits after quitting a toxic job. I developed a daily drinking habit for a bit. It helped with the dread. I just finished a 30 day no booze cha...
by Hail_Diogenes
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hail_Diogenes
Replies: 14
Views: 5085

Re: Re-skilling at 30. Seeking renaissance lifestyle. Advice?

There are a lot of medicine jobs to consider. Most have options for an associates or a bachelors degree. Usually, a bachelors degree will give you more options, but I'd say there are a lot of shortages so an associates would still get you pretty far. I went back to school at 37 or so, and it was a ...
by Hail_Diogenes
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 421
Views: 101096

Re: Lemur Journal!

Overall a tough week at work but on the plus side, I'm not bored, I'm constantly in a state of mixed flow and anxiety...so my days are flying by fast. This reminded me of a really soothing quote I found from Academy of Ideas that has helped me get my mind back to a locus of control: “One of the mos...
by Hail_Diogenes
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: From corporate drone to renaissance man
Replies: 34
Views: 4035

Re: From corporate drone to renaissance man

Weekly Update: Work Guess who has to fly into one of the busiest airports in the world next week? Yay, employment! ..... :x This will be the strangest work trip I've ever experienced. Along with that, he mentioned that he might want me to stay for the weekend to see a potential client or perhaps fly...
by Hail_Diogenes
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 187
Views: 20943

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

ertyu wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:42 am
Fuck every single boss that ever made me write targets, truly.
Amen, brother.