A few months back I wrote about a benefit of planning for a future in an RV which was deciding not to buy anymore junk that we would eventually have to dispose of. Last night another benefit hit me head on. I suppose this benefit is not unique to just folks planning to travel fulltime, but to all that are planning for retirement. For the first time I am content with my position in life as it relates to work!
Karen and I have a goal to be part of the 2019 class. Knowing there is no point in pursuing promotion at work beyond that date is more than a relief to me. I’ve never had that feeling before. Not that I plan to slow down and do anything less than 100% at work. It’s just that I don’t care to participate in climbing a ladder nor caring about the politics in the workplace. I’m content…..
(update October 2017) I turned down a promotion at work. Management even said they knew I would be retiring in two years and wanted to see if I’d at least take the job for those two years. Does not fit in my plan – so answer was no. A month later, still no regrets)
That’s the end of the blog post. I can’t think of a more descriptive way to say anything else about the subject other than it is a wonderful feeling.