As of last Friday, both Alan and I are intentionally unemployed! Everyone’s worst thought or nightmare and we did it to ourselves.
What are we thinking?! Not a day goes by that we don’t ask ourselves that very question and each time we have the same answer “Living the Dream”. YIPPEEE! We officially have no paychecks coming in, so time to live on a strict budget. Of course we are always willing to accept donations and gift. If you want to send some $ our way, just let us know. LOL
We did the same thing moving to North Carolina, just left our jobs and headed East. No matter if it is the first time or you’ve done it before. There is a weird feeling knowing the paychecks won’t magically appear in our bank account each month. We seem to be mentally okay with it all for now, but I am sure that is because we are a little distracted with the final closure of our life in NC.
What was the first agenda item to cover as unemployed people? We headed straight for the beach, taking in a few days of rest and relaxation (boogie boarding). A well needed break from planning and moving. We let the phones go dead and didn’t bring computers with us. A complete technology shut down, other than keeping a close eye on the TV watching the Olympics in the evening.
The first month in our budget is a higher cost month, as we will be renting a car, eating out and staying places short-term. All of which are far more expensive. It is going to be tough to see that bigger hit to the budget, but at least we planned for it that way. I know you are curious about how much all of this is going to cost. Perhaps we will keep a log of our expenditures along the way and share some info with you in a couple of months.
Thanks for following along with our adventure and feel free to comment anytime.