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Tough few months- But light at the end of the tunnel finally

September 2nd, 2014 at 04:09 am

This has been a tough year with work. Lots of reasons why, but the end result is that I have decided to step down from my position and take a lower paying job where I work. It is a HUGE cut in pay, but I am ready to let go of the stress and accept a job that I can hopefully work until retirement in. I wont have to manage anyone, and I wont be responsible for multiple areas within a department. I am not sure what the new job will entail, but I do know that I will make at least $20k per year less. (ouch). But it is the right thing to do. I am ready to downsize stress. Beyond ready.

So, I am taking a week off- recalculating the budget and preparing things to transition into pre-retirement mode.

In all honesty, I am giddy with relief...while simultaneously worrying about the budget. It works on paper, but....OMG.



9 Responses to “Tough few months- But light at the end of the tunnel finally”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Howdy, Stranger. It's a big change, but if it makes you happier and less stressed I'm sure it will be worth it all.

  2. Tabs Says:

    Hey there. Glad to hear it.

  3. Stephanie Says:

    I did the same about 2 years ago. I am happier each and very day. You may miss the money (a little or a lot) but being able to sleep, smile and feel like yourself again will make it all worthwhile. Glad it is working out for you.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Less stress is often worth the pay cut. I know you can make it work!!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Good luck, Ray!

  6. scottish girl Says:

    Good luck x

  7. MonkeyMama Says:

    Good Luck with the change!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    If anyone can do it, I know you can. I have to admit selfishly that maybe you'll be here more. Smile

  9. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thanks everyone. It is scary to make a big change like this, but I KNOW it is best. Now to make it work financially- but thanks to my years here and continuing to learn, I am confident we can do this!

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