Mid Month Update
I've been reading more, and listening to a lot of podcasts. Since I'm still in limbo with my current employer (feels like I'm working 1-2 days most weeks), and the weather was unusually cold and wet in the Northeast the past two months, I've had a ton of downtime to do so.
Our new fiscal year started on April 1st, and they finally hired a manager for my team! Finally I will have some accountability and hopefully direction.
I received an update from the company I had been interviewing with, and my requested base salary offer has been escalated to their SVP level for approvals. Things move slowly, but apparently the job is not completely off the table. If I get the offer and accept, I will have 10-14 days off to enjoy between jobs, and the weather's getting nicer!
On the health and fitness front things are going well. With the warmer weather the past two I've been able to get out more for runs and mountain bike rides. Usually during the middle of the workday when it's mostly peaceful or there are retired folks on the trails. My weight is down to 207 lbs as of this morning, which is the lightest I've been in just over 2 years. I have a goal to get under 200lbs by Memorial day, which would be the lightest I've been since November of 2014. I picked up weight lifting a bit more seriously, and already worked up to a 225 x 8 bench press and 315 x 8 deadlift for 3 working sets, I won't squat since I'm running/MTB 2-3 X a week.
This morning I read through this journal from beginning to end, and I had such a feeling of gratitude for this community, especially anyone who has chimed in with advice, perspective, or challenged my way of thinking *cough* C_L, TB, ST, Viktor, wolf, Jason *cough*
I've been consuming as much ERE content as possible, from the various corners of the internet. Jacob has inspired a lot of people to challenge the status quo, and the rest of the FIRE movement is still way too focused on careerism and consumerism......
This place feels like home.