For a while there, the thing I wanted more than anything else in this world was to retire early. Sippin’ pina coladas on the beach sounded pretty good compared to working 8 hours a day in a tiny cubical. But during the past few months, I’ve had a slight revelation. What fun is early retirement if you have no one to enjoy it with? If all your friends are still working then what the hell are you going to do every day for the 8-10 hours you’re alone? There are only so many activities you can do by yourself before you long for some type of companionship.
Having experienced both sides of the equation, I’m now trying to figure out how to get the best of both worlds. How do I find a job where I can work for myself, make my own money but still get to interact with other hard working and like minded individuals on a daily basis? The nice thing about my corporate gig is that I get to be around a lot of people from different backgrounds and make new friends every day. There are hundreds of people to talk to about life, work, investing and even sports. You’d be surprised how many engineers love sports! [Read more…]