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Hi! Fun idea and show.
I had a conversation with my dad 10 years ago when he was retiring after a 36 year career with the same corporation. I know he loved what that job was able to do for him in terms of financial security and his ability to support a family and have a nice retirement but he described his career this way "its like reading a long boring book and you feel like nothing really happens - but you look back each couple of years and think 'yeah, i did accomplish some things'".
Shortly after he moved to Florida for retirement with my mom and they continue to be very happy - but what my dad said really stuck with me and i had the idea that maybe i should move now to the place i want to retire to and find a career i don't neccessarily want to retire from.
I did that - quitting my office job in connecticut and moving to the pacific northwest to become a carpenter and then alternative health care practitioner. It has been difficult - but its exciting work and its encouraging to hear you say that good stories require some struggle and difficulty along the way.
posted 3 years, 5 months ago
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