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Still Here - And Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 28th, 2019 at 01:24 am

So... another tough year of fatigue and exhaustion and failed stress management, with no motivation and no energy to blog. But still here! The good news is that I've been off work for 2 weeks leading up to final retirement from civil service (woo hoo!!). Close to 35 years of full-time work, practically non-stop (in a few different career types) and boy, am I tired!!!

Starting to decompress and release some of the stress- related tension and anxiety, but still want to take my time. I still have a ways to go. My fatigue and exhaustion is beyond description -- most have no idea of the magnitude of it since I kept pushing myself. I'm practicing extreme self-care for now, at least for the first few months.

I did not meet the big financial goal of $500,000 (per my sidebar) in retirement funds, but I was close...around $440,000 total maybe. I'll calculate later when I get more settled and organized and update my sidebar for end of year. I became much more concerned about my health issues and severe burnout. I'll adjust as I go.

Based on my estimated retirement income, I have a whole new budget that I've worked out, which I'm still brainstorming on and will only be able to finalize once everything is verified. I'm still (and probably always will be!!) on the path of saving and spending wisely. And I still love all of my saving-advice friends!

Happy Thanksgiving! And Happy Saving!!

6 Responses to “Still Here - And Happy Thanksgiving!!”

  1. Wink Says:

    Congratulations!! I can relate to this so much. I have 6 months to push through...then freedom! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Nika Says:

    Congratulations! Time and sleep will restore your energy and you will now have a chance to focus on what makes you happy.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Congratulations on your retirement! You will find it to be a whole new world -- and you will probably find that your new budget will be very workable. A lot of costs go down or disappear in retirement.

  4. Dido Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving and congrats on the impending retirement. I hope you find that sleep and good nutrition restore your energy. I can relate to that a lot. Lovely that you have your mortgage paid off prior to retiring--that helps a lot. How will you be handling health care costs prior to Medicare eligibility? That is usually the most tricky thing for early retirees. Best of luck on the new path!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Yay on the upcoming retirement! I hope you can get rest and relax and feel better.

    Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!

  6. dividing the dime Says:

    Thanks so much for all of your well wishes. I'm excited and blessed to finally be able to relax. In answer to Dido -- I was able to keep and maintain my employment-covered health insurance coverage as a retiree, since I met all the stipulations required to allow that. Health insurance is of primary concern to all of us -- my coworkers and I discussed this A LOT!! Thanks again everyone!

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