My decision to retire was a difficult one. I started my working career at my family’s restaurant at 13 years old and continued working in the Restaurant business until I was 32 years old and married with four children.
The last 26 years of my career, I worked at the Orange County Register. Most recently as Senior Data Security Analyst in the IT department. Everyday going to work was fun for me and I enjoyed working with some great people.
My original plan was to retire early, but I had several “false” starts. One was just before the market went to pot in 2007-08. Since it was a major hit to my nest egg, I postponed a few more years. I was pretty determined to retire in March of 2013, but yet again postponed until October 1, 2013. This time I finally made the plunge.
During the last year or more before retiring I spent many hours wondering what I would do during my retirement. Work?
At first I considered buying a new home in Arizona, near family and moving from Orange County, California. I was born in California and lived here my entire life, but I was ready for a fresh start, a life “re-start”.
As a result of my research and decision, I setup Montana as my “domicile” of record in December of 2013 and it became my homebase.
I then purchased a new Ram 2500 4×4 with a Cummings Diesel engine, which I took delivery of in Oregon on January 31, 2014. I also purchased a 2014 Reflection 32′ by Grand Design. I took delivery of the it on February 1o, 2014 in Arizona. That same day after spending months downsizing all of my belongings, I moved from my home of ten years into the Reflection.
Please accompany me by way of my blog as a travel. Comment freely on my posts, I will enjoy your company.
Thanks for stopping by, Gary