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Officially retired

August 4th, 2008 at 05:20 pm

Friday was my last day at work and I am now officially retired. This morning is when I really felt retired since I stayed up reading till almost 2 last night and got up around 10 this morning. Leisurly morning breakfast and blogging so far.

One of the problems I'm facing is I have all this time and all these things I want to do it's hard to pick one and do it Smile

I have 3 tomatoes that are super close to being ready to pick. I bought some netting at WalMart yesterday and need to get out there and protect them from the birds

I finished reading my book The Hunted by William Johnson. Adventure. Very good.

I finished the library book Health Care on Less that you think by Fred Brock. Financial. Very good. Lot's of good information.

23 Responses to “Officially retired”

  1. Swimgirl Says:


    I've enjoyed reading your blog and hope you'll do more now that you have more time! Are you really 50 or did you retire early?

    Great job! Enjoy! You've worked so hard for this!

  2. Maismom Says:

    Congragulations! Enjoy your day Smile

  3. momcents Says:

    Congratulations on retirement! My mom is one year into hers and she declared the first year "Commitment Free" (meaning no long-term obligations to volunteering, babysiting, etc. More a random approach to her freedom.) She shocked me by taking up yoga, and she is always reading. You will find your new pace!

  4. Aleta Says:

    Congratulations. I know it must seem strange because your routine has changed. It won't take long and you'll get into the swing of it. Like momcents said "committment free". This is like a honeymoon and you need some time to get your toes wet and to enjoy your time off that you have worked so hard for.

  5. retire@50 Says:

    Swimgirl I am 47 I reached my goal of retiring early early Smile

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Congratulations on your retirement!

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  8. scfr Says:

    Congratulations. Looking forward to reading your blog from the post-retirement side.

  9. Swimgirl Says:

    Excellent!! And can I say that you sound much younger! Retire at 47! Amazing! Smile

  10. katwoman Says:

    Congratulations and good for you for being able to retire so young!

  11. dickyvman Says:

    Congrats!!! That is awesome to hear!!

  12. HouseHopeful Says:

    Congratulations! You said there were a lot of things that you want to do now. What are some of those things?

  13. Broken Arrow Says:

    Congrats! Been following about your plans for a little while now. Glad it's finally come into fruition for you.

  14. JanH Says:

    Congrats and Happy Retirement! Looking forward to reading about your new journey.

  15. Blue Eyes Says:

    Congratulations...have a relaxing retirement!!

  16. Analise Says:

    Congratulations! I know you are inspiring other fellow bloggers to plan and save so that they, too, can reach the goal of early retirement.

  17. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Wow - THE day has arrived! That's awesome!

    I remember when I quit working it took me almost a year to stop driving like I was going to a fire every time I got behind the wheel. Hadn't realized how tense I was about on-time arrivals.

    You'll catch your own biological rythms soon enough!


  18. Ima saver Says:

    Wow, that is great, congratulations!!

  19. Carolina Bound Says:

    I have been retired over a year and I'm still having trouble picking my projects. I have decided I need to make a schedule.

    Enjoy your transition to the good life!

  20. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Wow!! You have arrived! Glad to hear you are enjoying your new non-schedule...don't get in too much of a hurry to routine things...just enjoy. You deserve it!

  21. Petunia Says:

    Congratulations! You've worked hard for this, and it paid off!

  22. Dido Says:

    Congratulations! What a great achievement! (sighs another 47-year old for whom retirement is nowhere in sight).

  23. go.Xtina Says:

    wow congratulation!! =D

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