Pop the champagne corks, peeps!
I am officially semi-retired.
To prove it, I got my final pay today from full time employment.
So where to from here? I may be semi-retired but I am also completely and utterly jobless. This is not a state I want to be in for too long, and, hopefully, I won’t. I just have to find that perfect position – interesting, great hours, well paid … you know the caper!
My semi-retirement goal has always been to work 24 hours or so per week in paid employment, with the balance of my week being spent doing other (more important) things with my time.
The driver here is I don’t want to enter (or, Heaven forbid, exit) my dotage with a long ‘I wished I had done’ list.
No, I want my list to be an ‘I have done’ and the extra time I have available to me should allow me to do the other things in life I want to.
Needless to say, the act of reducing my hours has resulted in a drop in income. l have done the Sorted budget and I think we can achieve what we want with careful spending.
Ok, there is an outside chance the venture might morph into “Scrooge lives again”, but I hope not. If this happens, the man and I will simply make the necessary changes to make it work. Stew again?
Interesting times! Exciting times! I’ll let you know how we go.