My last day of formal work is quickly approaching.
Hmmm, that’s pathetic. I can do better:
Meh. This is how I really feel:
I wasn’t excited when I told my bosses that I was leaving. It filled me with anxiety and dread because I have a great sense of loyalty to a job I’ve been at for almost 15 years. The people I work with are top notch and my bosses have been incredible to me. I was sad to tell them about my departure.
However, the fog is slowly lifting. I get a little bit more excited every day. I see blue sky ahead.
Before I babble on too long, let’s get to last week’s question where I asked you about your bucket list.
What’s On Your Bucketlist?
Reader SpacemanFry has an awesome goal. It’s amazing to think that people will walk on Mars, probably before 2040:
Travel in space and set foot on another planet. I really hope in my lifetime I will be able to go to Mars or at least Luna.
Mrs. BITA has a good one. I want to see E.T. too:
My biggest bucket list wish for society is that we make contact with extraterrestrial life before I die. I hate the fact that it seems that I am likely to miss that entire event.
I mentioned that one of my goals is to bike up to Allenspark. Reader Dave is going to one-up me by biking all the way up Trail Ridge Road:
I’d also like to bike up Trail Ridge Rd in RMNP
theFIREstarter has a pretty great list (I share #3 and #5 with him):
1. Visit South America (again, including the bits we missed last time)
2. Travel SE Asia properly (Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, etc…)
3. Road trip round Europe (in a camper van perhaps?)
4. Learn two languages properly
5. Learn to play the guitar… properly!
6. Start creating music on my Computer again
7. Learn to juggle (trying that this year although recent progress has stalled)
8. Be an awesome Dad to TFS Jr
9. Become world famous via my blog (just kidding, kind of)
10. FIRE ?
Jason shares my goal of writing a book:
I would have to say that it is to finish this book, which would be the 3rd and final book of a concept I have written about for over a decade.
Team CF wants a Lotus Exige. My CF, can I borrow your future car? Just kidding. Maybe…
Buy a Lotus Exige and to a few track days
Mr. WoW likes trains:
As far as bucket list, I really want to ride the transiberian railroad end to end.
What Would You Do?
Now that I’ll soon be done with formal work, I plan on getting started on my real work. These are projects I’ve been thinking about for a long time. They vary from physical activity (P90x) to books to moonshot projects (mountain cabin).
One of the first items on my list is travel. In May, we’re headed up to Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin for 2 weeks. At the end of July, we’re going to Maine, Vermont and New York City for 3 weeks. Regarding the latter, I’ve wanted to see the famous Wall Street Bull ever since I read the awesome story of how it came to be. I hope to get a good picture of it.
My 5 weeks of travel wouldn’t have been possible while still tied to formal work. I’m so thankful that I get to do this.
Enough about my plans. What about you?
- If you have early retirement dreams, how will you spend your first day/week/month/year off?
- If you’re already done with formal work, what did you do with your new free time?
- What recommendations do you have for me?
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