A couple of days ago I wrote my draft resignation letter. For those of you that have been paying attention, you know I don’t like what I do. I’ve been trying to shake things up with multiple career switches. But apparently didn’t shake this up hard enough….
I Wrote My Resignation Letter
It is time to take the plunge. It’s time to try the biggest shake up I’ve done in my working life: stop working. I’ve talked about my work ethics before and my lack of motivation, and it’s (finally….. according to Mrs. CF) gotten to the point I don’t want to continue. It simply does not feel right. It’s simply not worth it anymore (not even financially!). It’s time for a change.
There will be a lot of change once I quit and on the other side, not much is going to change. Huh? Allow me to elaborate a bit. On the changes front, I’m going to try to be multiple things at the same time:
- part-time stay-at-home dad (Miss CF goes to school and will go to after-school care for one or two days per week);
- being a contractor (for our own house to both upgrade and rebuild into two rental units – multi year plan!);
- entrepreneur (starting my own little side business, fingers crossed & wish me luck!); and,
- work out more (a lot more! Still want to try an Olympic distance triathlon at some point).
Keep It Steady
But there are also lots of things that won’t really change. Some of the key things that came to mind:
- we will still try to work out ways to become FIRE (it will just take a bit longer);
- I’ll continue to blog (perhaps even up the frequency, subject to how the above items will develop); and,
- the way we live life won’t change either. The way we cook, do holidays (except for the major upcoming one) and how we spend our leisure time are expected to continue unchanged. In short, our expense should not really change much, they should in fact go down a bit due to lower after school care expenses.
So when is all of this supposed to happen, I hear you ask. The plan is to hand in the resignation letter somewhere in March. Considering we already arranged time off for April-June, and a replacement will be arranged at work, the timing will be right before we take off. Should be smooth sailing for the guys at work anyways.
Why then and not now? We are low on cash and need money for the long trip, upcoming renovation works at two of our properties and a general buffer. By having paid work until April, we should be in a good position. This also will mean that my life as an unemployed (but not early retired yet) will commence late June.
Am I mad? No idea, but I’m sure looking forward to it!
Ideas? Suggestions? Comments?