It was a long week for me. I was in Albuquerque last week as my company was hosting a meeting with industry colleagues. The meeting went pretty good. It’s that when you’re the one hosting, you have responsibilities over and above the norm. And those things eat at you and take away from your rest.
Another thing that takes away from your rest is too much drinking and partying. It’s part of the gig, so I won’t complain. But damn, I’m getting too old for this. One of the colleagues bought Louis XIII cognac shots that were $325 each. Ouch! I would like to say it was delicious...it wasn’t. I think the world of the guy that bought them, but he’s in a different world than I am.
We stayed an extra day so that we could have a Product Development meeting with our CEO. He didn’t show up. He didn’t even bother to be in Albuquerque where the rest of the people were that were supposed to attend the meeting. It was very disrespectful. This morning I read this Dilbert cartoon and thought “how appropriate”.
Reverting back to the purpose of this blog, early retirement. I’m inching closer to that point. I almost said I was getting closer to that destination. But I know that it’s not really a destination. A destination denotes a place to stop. I can’t let it be a resting place. I think that is the way my wife sees early retirement. I don’t want to quit working, I want to explore the different meanings of work. And yes, there is a freedom aspect, but I know that I won’t be happy not working at all.