A couple of years ago, I commented how wonderful social media is to stay in touch with people. Some worry they will become recluses in early retirement, but I’ve found the opposite is true. Social media is terrific at what it is designed to do – keep people connected. Related: 15 Positives About Social Media In FIRE Recently, I had a great experience ‘take me … Continue reading Social Media & My Old School
I always say that no matter how bored you might think that early retirement can get, it will never be as boring as a budget meeting. That said, it has never been boring for me in the three in a half hours that I’ve been goofing off. Yesterday is a perfect example. I researched/booked some travel tour tickets in the morning, my wife’s book club … Continue reading Always Busy, Never Boring
You’d have to work to be bored in early retirement – there are always interesting things to do. This summer we’ve gone on some great trips (Los Angeles & Michigan), attended a big outdoor music festival, served as event chairs for our Zoo’s summer fundraising bash, and spun our sports car through a couple of great driving events. In between the ‘big events’ it’s been … Continue reading Batter Up!
We just got back from a week of vacation in Los Angeles and it was a pretty hectic week. We went on some studio tours, visited a few museums, caught a ball game, and went to the new Star Wars area at Disneyland. We tend to try to plan a mid-day break into our traveling whenever we can, but the Los Angeles traffic did not … Continue reading Life Caught In Traffic
I’ve been a responsible adult for about 35 years, but I’ve enjoyed living a second childhood since we made our FIRE Escape in 2016. The pleasure of living in this ‘Kidulthood’ has become the key discovery of our lifestyle change. A few weeks ago, I shared my latest obsession with re-living the Apollo Mission history from my grade school days. Childish, maybe – but several … Continue reading Kidulting Again – LEGO Moon Landing
One aspect of my career that has ‘invaded’ my early retirement is living with an electronic calendar. Perhaps I was naive, but I thought I would be gleefully off the digital date keeper once I left MegaCorp. After decades of having my days organized with electronic group calendaring software – from early Higgins to Lotus Notes to Microsoft Outlook – I thought it would be … Continue reading Calendar Chaos Continues
Things have now come full-circle at the FIRE Station as our son left the house this morning for his first day of ‘professional’ work. He just finished his third year of college and has a summer job / internship working at a software company. It used to be that he was the kid goofing off in the summer while I went to the office, but … Continue reading “It’s Time Someone In This House Had A Job!”