Classical Liberal, I didn't even know you hit your goal man, congratulations!! I use to be able to read up on journals at work and I remember I read Spoons journal from beginning to end in a single shift a few years back. I'm gonna have to go back and read your journal, CL. I played all the what if's and different scenarios in my mind as well. I over think this a lot because I want to make the right decision before quitting this job. The pay here is good but I'm starting to hate my company. So, I want to accumulate as much as possible while already in the trenches and in the groove so to speak. After I hit my number at some point this year I will probably transfer work location down closer to my parents house. That way I can be sure I get my projected amount for my home and if I get less, then I will just work a couple of more months to make up for the short fall.classical_Liberal wrote: ↑Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:51 pm@Star*Bucks
c) You quit your job and never want go back to work, BUT after a period of decompression you find a lack of self motivation. You still do not want to go back to work, but you also realize that something about it gave you motivation to use your free time well. Hence become resigned to some type of paid work commitment, if only to improve the quality of your time off. Which, luckily, is now the majority of your time!
I'm coming to the conclusion that "C" is probably me. I thought I'd be "B". The danger is that being a "C" person means I risk treating my ERE like a normal retirement and accomplish nothing but pleasure seeking with my life going forward. I'll be content to maybe 50% max level, because I'm missing a big part of life and can't find the motivation to change that, outside of external factors, like the need to make a bit more money.
At that point quitting will be much easier and a long decompression period will be much needed. After which coming back and working will probably be something I look forward to and I can be a bit more choosy in what I decide to take because I will not be desperate or in need of a job. Luckily for me there are tons of jobs available in the Bay Area... If I am ever so lucky as to find a remote working job then I will take my laptop on the road with me and earn the strong US Dollar as I travel the inexpensive countries on my bucket list. Now, that would be a dream come true...