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Welcome. You've arrived ...

June 24th, 2015 at 05:31 am

to that place where you are free of all the ankle-biting worry scenarios, catastrophizing, and thinking the worst.

I am not naïve in thinking that I don't need to plan for unforeseen or even "maybe" situations, it just isn't an energy suck/"OMG! What will we ever do?!" that it used to be.

DH attended a meeting at the new employer (or shall we say "transitioned to employer") to discuss the timeline for the next buyout. Papers will be signed in six months, expect changes in the next 9-12 months. It is helpful that he's on his path to a different career option. It also helps that I've got the potential of making money.

Our conversation about the situation was a total of about five minutes. He told me the severance details. He also gave me his new job description for me to update his resume. He thought he might see a recruiter, but might not. We can live on bare-bones if need be.

I've got the EF. We've got the rental property we could sell and pay off the mortgage on this if things got really dire. We're not living high off the hog and would need to radically readjust. I'm not running off and stopping 401K contributions of 10% (actually upping to 11%). We're not stopping our future plans on adoption or educating our children in college for 2016-2017. (No need for negative comments here or flames about that - they will be deleted).

Wow, just a total different mindset from where I have been in the past dealing it the same exact situation.

I think I like it where I have arrived. I might definitely stay here.

9 Responses to “Welcome. You've arrived ...”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Glad you're in a good place! A good mindset is the best weapon!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    It feel so better to feel secure mentally and financially at the same time!

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    Awesome mindset!

  4. scottish girl Says:

    What a good place to be!

  5. mimaki Says:

    That sounds wonderful Smile I'm glad you guys are in such a good place! Keeping a positive attitude is important, and it sounds like you have excellent reasons for feeling content

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It's a great feeling to know you've evolved - you've moved from a place where when things go wrong it's dire to a place where when things go bad it's ok because you've got a plan B and you can deal with it Smile

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Love your mindset!

  8. My English Castle Says:

    You seem super calm, Laura. I like it and wish you more!

  9. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    What is going on with the job situation? Did I miss something again? Sounds like you are well prepared.

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