The very comfortable retirement I began in April of 2019 worked quite well for us, allowing us to maintain the same lifestyle as we had while I was working, and it was great.
Until it wasn’t.
We first got swept up in the COVID pandemic in 2020, the entire world upended by an enemy we did not know how to fight at first, and then we migrated into our current world of spiraling prices, where I believe the government could do a LOT more in terms of price caps, as I’m convinced profiteering is a big piece of the problem. Follow the money – the big petroleum companies are publicly traded, review their profit and loss statements month over month and see what conclusion you come to.
In any case, it was time for me to dust off the old saddle and get back into the workforce, to reinforce our income in light of the new reality. I won’t say where, but I found a spot in tech support, working from home and supporting members of a large corporation with the technical issues they encounter on the job.
There’s a comfort zone here, as tech support is what I did for a very long time before I put my papers in, so it’ll be easy for me to adapt to this spot and get back into the swing of things.
It does kinda suck to have to go back to the grind, but such is the hand we’ve been dealt, and one has to do what one has to do.
I will once again see the twilight of retirement, sometime down the road when things stabilize around us…