About Me

In 2011 I  found myself with the choice of continuing to work or taking early retirement at age 47. I chose not to work. More about that decision in a future post. I live in Australia,  have teenage twins at Uni, a wife doing a Phd, a dog, and an obsession with cycling.
As I embarked upon this new phase in my life, I did a bit of research and discovered a few blogs dealing with early retirement. I have enjoyed following those, and decided too add my own experiences and observations on early retirement just for the enjoyment of writing.   My daughter recently started her own blog which is also a source of inspiration.

  1. I look forward to reading your blog dad 🙂

  2. Thanks for “like”ing my post “Stop and Smell the Roses”, and good luck with your new blog.
    I think retirement can be a good thing, you sound like you have the right mindset. It may be that in the end I return to some type of employment, only time will tell. At this point I’m still trying to develop good habits and routines.
    I will follow you blog and I’m interested to see how you do.
    Take care,
    Dwayne

  3. Thanks for following SkiDaddy. So far early retirement suites me just fine. When I have the occasional doubt I just picture myself sitting at the table of a Managers Occupational Health and Safety meeting and that does the trick.
    As for a routine, I have a loose routine but with teenage kids and a wife studying full time I need to stay flexible.
    Enjoyed browsing your blog. I also have an elderly Dad, now in aged care, so understand all that goes with that.

  4. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I nominated you for an award! So here’s the link to my post http://sezpets.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/one-lovely-blog-award/

    There are instructions which would make a nice post for you. Love you, proud of you Dad!

  5. Hi, I enjoyed reading about your adjustment to early retirement. Sounds like it’s going well. How lucky are you that you could retire at 47?!
    Thanks for visiting our blog and for the ‘like’ on our ‘About us’ page. We didn’t get early retirement but we’re sure making up for lost time. Cheers, Alison

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