Thursday, March 5, 2009

Early Retirement

Did you guys miss me? I'm sorry for the delay in updating my blog, I've been busy enjoying my early retirement. It seems that my company (which shall remain nameless, but the owner's daughter was famously "kidnapped" and then later robbed a bank back in the '70s), decided that, even though it was sitting on a large pile of cash, they wanted to hoard the cash and lay off some folks. I was one of them. Was I upset? not about getting laid off, but just in the manner that it happened. It was really one of those "oh hey you're gone effective immediately, pack your shit and go" type things. So, I did. I barely said bye to anyone (but there's always facebook). It was 2 or so in the afternoon when I found out and I was rather happy to get the hell out of there.

I liked the job, don't get me wrong, but I have better things to do with my time then sitting in front of a computer working for someone else. I can be sitting in front of a computer, updating my blog, selling on ebay, writing a novel, reconnecting with friends, searching for real estate deals, etc etc. the list can go on and I can do all of this from the comfort of my home or wherever there is free wi-fi. As a matter of fact, my ex-boyfriend was kind enough to even tell me about adding amazon to my blog so I can make some money. Thanks HMM. (yes, I still keep in touch with my ex... no my husband is not jealous).

As it is, my forced early retirement was the best opportunity for me. First of all, I was planning on quitting soon anyway. This turned out better considering that had I quit I would not have received severance, an extra month of health benefits (3 if I go with COBRA), or unemployment for a year. WOOOOOHOOOOOO. I think I hit the jackpot. So, of course, yours truly was trying very hard to play the part of the sad laid off worker, in reality all I wanted to do was laugh and jump for joy. So what does this mean for me? Truly, I wasn't joking about doing more important things. I can't exactly reveal what those things are because most people won't understand, but should everything work out, I will NEVER have to worry about money again. What I (and my husband) are doing is such a long and tedious process though that working was hindering this getting done sooner. Now, in just the two weeks that I've been laid off, we're almost done. On top of that, I've been doing the one thing I love to do... read (that will be another blog post because I do need to tell you about my new addiction).

So, I won't write much more for now, but do know that I will be updating my blog more often. I can't wait!

(oh, I also finally received my kindle... I'll talk about that later too).

Ciao for now!
Yours in randomness....

P.S. I would like to thank everyone, though, for the kind words when they found out I was laid off. My mom, especially; she took it the hardest, she actually cried. Seems that everyone is helping me look for a new job and I'm eternally grateful. My own set of personal head hunters. Thanks guys!!! (but let me enjoy my time and hopefully I won't have to go back to work).

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