Well I did it.. Now what.
Let the Adventure begin. After 45 years I pulled the plug. My job is 24/7/365. In recent years I have not had a "vacation" that did not see me working for a significant part of it. My company runs very lean. There was never any back-up. So in a effort to capitalize on increasing product prices in their infinite wisdom, my management doubled my Rig count.
I said no. I don't sleep well as it is so that means pretty much no sleep. It was the breaking point. It was meant to be. This is my second week "off".
I miss the paycheck. It is shocking to realize going forward paying bills will come from what I have saved and SS. I have no pension. That whole self-reliance thing became very real.
I will go over my spending with a fine-tooth comb. Pare what is wasted and live on what I make. I know that my attention has been on my work (company) and not MY work (my life). Funny how that is. I now have time to work on my work.
As has been said: "I can make more money, I can't make more time."