Why is it So Hard to Break-up?

Why is it So Hard to Break-up?

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After a good few months away from work, I returned with the intent of resigning to care for the babies. Tougher than expected! To sum it up:

1. I love my office. Never in my life have I had an office to myself and that too such a massive office. With a view! I’ve had a cubicle, I’ve had the sewing factory set-up but never before in such an expansive office which is probably the size of our 3rd room in our new condo. Lush! I highly doubt I’ll have this opportunity again, given early retirement. I’m very attached to my office space, obvious much?

2. Most of my colleagues are really nice. I’m going to miss the corporate social interaction.

3. I like many aspects of my work, especially the wide social aspect and the sense of accomplishment that comes with successful projects

4. I have a very kind and supportive Managing Director which made the break-up that much more difficult.

5. I love the good eats around my office!

It was my toughest conversation of 2017, hands down! My company is open to flexible, work from home arrangements. An amazing outcome however I’ve been consumed by the questions in my head, twirling around like a fairy on steroids:

When is the right time to leave? Will you be able to leave when you have reached FI? What are your considerations to leave when you have reached FI? What would make you stay on to work post FI? Would a salary jump be sufficient or would work have to still be satisfying to stay on? Would you stay on because you are invested in the future of the company? WHYYYY is it SOOO Hard to Break-up??

First world problem, clearly! A FIRE-Y problem, if you will. While Mr.C and I are comfortable with me retiring this year, any extra income would only serve to bring us closer to our goal and have Mr.C retired as well. I asked Mr.C, if he could stop work, would he do it? Didn’t skip a heartbeat, he said yep!

This is not set in stone and we’ll be picking up the conversation in January. So perhaps I’ll be semi-retired in 2018? What are your thoughts, fellow friends?

Author: Ms.K

Ms.K is everything that Mr.C is, without the natural interest in investing and company financials! The activity planner for the family, the driver of random ideas and soon to be ‘retiring’ in to full time motherhood – Ms.K has no idea what she’s in for but remains super excited!

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