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This is called moving on.
I made my decision time to move on.

 5:34 am on Dec 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

When your young it is an easy decision and easy move, but when you reach 60 it becomes a much much harder decision to move on.

I have been with a company for the last 12 years. During this time my knowledge and ability to do many different task has grown. I have made the company money otherwise I wouldn't be posting this.

I am moving from a company to a 1099.

The decision is not an easy one, I could sit at my desk do the daily task and go home draw my check.

This is not me at 21 or at 60. I have to have a challenge, a purpose to do what I do, a goal, and enjoy the work.

When the management your employed with becomes a dark repressive cloud you lose the drive, you lose the challenge, you lose the enjoyment, you lose the ability to be a productive person. You become a shadow or yourself. The end result is you lose.

I am moving on.



 6:01 am on Dec 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

when you reach 60 it becomes a much much harder decision to move on.

I have been with a company for the last 12 years

before you commit, check to see if staying a little while longer would qualify you for a pension increase or some other valuable benefit.


 12:48 pm on Dec 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

"dark repressive cloud you lose the drive"

Moving on is the right move!


 2:44 pm on Dec 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Congrats! And ... be positive, sounds like the start of a great adventure :)


 6:42 pm on Dec 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

Mackin_USA yes it is. Thanks.
physics Thanks. I am re-energizing this behavior knowing what ever happens I am OK with it.

I will post latter how all this came to be. It is a story yet to be told, but one of paths crossing at the most unexpected time.


 6:49 pm on Dec 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

You'll be alright bwnbwn, I can feel it vibrating in my spine. The best way to approach it all, learn from the past to grow, but remain in the stillness of the present to carry on. A more colourful way of expressing it would be; that was Zen, this is Tao.


 3:01 am on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

SevenCubed thanks. The phrase you used was new to me so I looked it up. "That was then; this is now" well said and I appreciate that. I actually feel the same vibration and it is good. We will have to meet up one day maybe at Pubcon New Orleans. A southern saying is Breaking Ground. "to start digging the foundation" :) It is always good to learn something new.

creeking thank you that is good advise, but I have made the decision and there is no turning back. I feel like a wild horse let loose to live a few more years. My decision will probably bring some hardship on my family but that will pass. I am very good at what I do. Doors will open they have already. I can't post and specifics yet, but the door that did open was a big door.


 5:26 am on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yikes! I've made every job (and employer) my fun park. I put in the spark, put in the time and showed the value of the wage they SHOULD pay me... and if they didn't, after having showed the value brought to the table after a reasonable length of time in saddle, I give them the two weeks notice.

ONLY THEN do I move on.

The world is such an iffy place these days one should think carefully before walking away from a paycheck.

That said, if there is no joy in the job, get a different job, or a rejuvenated attitude toward work. Reality is, if your play can serve as work, best of all worlds, else, your work needs to stay out of the way of your play.


 8:52 am on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

As long as one is ready to make the move and stay afloat financially, it is a great move to make!

I was slowly crashing for a few years until it was almost impossible to get up in the morning and get to the office before 10:00am.

On my 36th Birthday in Feb 2010 I quit. I was worried about my credit cards (would they cut me off?), health insurance (it turned out to be cheaper to get a better policy than I had at the 9-5) and other things that turned out to be no big deal.

The original plan was just to take a break and ski for two months. It's turned into what will be a 5 year road trip to all the National Parks in the lower 49 states (hit that milestone Nov 4th of this year).

Starting to make a few buck from photography via contests and selling prints and with a little determination just might make a business of it. Sleeping in the car and waking up in Yellowstone beats an office any day.

You never know where things will lead but when it feels like it is time to go, it probably is. Sometimes it takes a little while to get out of that fog that comes from a confining job situation but soon the sky is the limit and the body and mind bounce back pretty quick anticipating new challenges and adventures.

Congrats on making that step and making a big change!


 9:16 am on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yes, congratulations on the step.

A new and exciting chapter in your life is starting.


 2:13 pm on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

skibum wish I was at the age I could float the boat. But that is a new phrase I learned from sevencubed "that was Zen" This is now. Your my son's age he is out in Calif. doing the same thing and living life while beginning to make his plans. I will be OK the decision I made is a good one the new direction I am going is even better.

I will go ahead and spill the beans as it is a done deal. I am taking over a site (part time to remain a 1099) that gets 500-600k a month in traffic. The knowledge I have will be put to good use and the contacts I will make from this will, well open more doors.

The company I work for right now doesn't have a clue as to my plans. I won't just walk I have a plan for this as well. In the plan I can see the new direction I am moving has a huge potential for them to keep me part time. If they don't I really don't care that will be their lose not mine. 2014 is the beginning of a new and probably the last phase of my life, and I feel really good about it.

Thank engine I will see you in New Orleans for sure.


 2:45 am on Dec 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

Congrats on the move.

When your young it is an easy decision and easy move, but when you reach 60 it becomes a much much harder decision to move on.

I find it just the opposite. When I was young I didn't have much money and a family to feed to I felt more trapped by a job than I do now in my 50s with enough resources so that I can do whatever I feel like doing.

The only problem with age in the US is you get trapped by INSURANCE, which has keep me in the state of CA several years longer than I planned. I had options to alter this situation but none of them were too appealing at the time.

Anyway, good luck with the switch!


 7:50 pm on Dec 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Bill interesting when I was young I didn't care or worry about feeding my family I knew I was good at anything I was tasked to do and had the back to do anything. I have always been able to provide for my family. Married 36 years Two kids both College Educated, and independent.

Never have been much on health insurance so this isn't a factor in my decision.

Insurance = betting against yourself.

Money isn't a factor either, I have turned down jobs paying much more than I make at my present job. Moving from my present location (1989) is not an option.

We will discuss this in New Orleans I have for the last 4 years owed you a brew.


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