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Early Retirement? Best Part of My Life.

on 15 December, 2014

So, I haven’t been working. Its been about 3 weeks since I finished my last contract and you know what? I am loving this! I mean, I figured that nothing would be getting done – not really anything important – in the time frame between Thanksgiving and New Years. So, why not just enjoy the time and not stress myself out with the endless repeated phone calls with the head hunters.

I got lucky though. Did my investing by accident about 20 years ago and managed, quite happily by accident, to build up a nice little retirement fund. Anybody check the stats lately on AAPL? I’ve all but stopped checking and stopped opening the monthly summaries so that I am not enticed to sell off any shares. Things are managing quite nicely right now, thank you very much.

Yesterday, I spent the whole day with The Kid. What an awesome day! He is so smart and funny and charismatic and he can charm the socks off his ol’ Mom. We have the same sense of humor and for the most part agree with each other on just about everything. He’s not shy around me and talks to me about things that I dared not talk to my mother about. And we have the same interests in computers and gaming and all the crazy things technology brings to our lives.

There are so few years remaining, it seems, and I want to spend as much time with him as I can. And maybe now I should be focusing on that. There is a strong desire to be “retired” or, at the very least, partially retired. Is that semi-retired? When the good contracts roll around, work for a while and then take off more time to spend with my son.

Today, we are scheduled to go see the new Hobbit movie. Actually, we’re seeing all three in a movie marathon, one right after the other. Outside it is raining and cold and miserable, but I will be hanging with The Kid eating popcorn and licorice!


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