It appears as though my mini-retirement is drawing to a close. Last week, I accepted a job offer. And I withdrew my candidacy from another, which was a bit tortuous. Kind of funny how this job-searching thing panned out. The job I took is just a bit outside my comfort zone, applying things I’ve learned… Read More I have a job!
So, about this job search… Over the last seven months, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on what I want to do next. Yes, I think I was pretty good at all the jobs that have been a part of my career over the last 25+ years, but really…I think I’m ready to… Read More Things I’ve learned in my “retirement”/unemployment – part 2
Oh. my. summer. How glorious you’ve been! But now, it’s time to get back to the business of watching those expenses a bit more closely since I’m retired unemployed. Don’t get me wrong…I don’t regret spending a single penny this summer, because it was all saved for in advance. But now, time to start minding… Read More What I did on my summer vacation? Spent money, of course.
A few weeks ago, my job was eliminated in a reorganization, and I’ve found myself with some extra time on my hands. Thanks to a generous severance package and always living below our financial means, I’ve decided to take a few months off while enjoying a very busy summer. As I’ve decompressed, I’ve settled into a… Read More Things I’ve learned in my “retirement”/unemployment
I knew it was coming. Not really, of course, because of all the legalities of eliminating someone’s job. Yes, it’s always shocking to hear the words, but nonetheless, I’d been expecting it for months. It doesn’t matter how or why this happened…corporations reorganize and “rightsize” or “downsize” their resources all the time. What’s important is… Read More I lost my job today. And that’s okay.
Over the holiday break, I had the opportunity to chaperone a party for a few dozen 10-13 year old middle schoolers. There were lots of treats, party hats and horns, and a fabulous DJ playing age-appropriate music. A great time was had by all. Especially me. I enjoy watching these adorable children in the glory… Read More Who will you be in 2017?
I’m not very good about keeping resolutions, especially those involving eating, food, or moving my body. But money resolutions? I am very regimented with my money, so I’m assessing our 2017 budget looking for tweaks to make. I am in a very satisfying place, financially. Well, other than not being able to retire RIGHT NOW!… Read More Any financial resolutions?