After nearly a decade in the Oil & Gas Drilling Industry, I did it…
… I quit!
Or rather, I retired…
…after Blaine and I finally met our long term financial goal.
How, you ask?
- By living debt free, within our means, and paying cash for everything.
- (Except houses, which we pay off asap)
- Monthly budgeting.
- Getting some inspiration from here, though we still like fancy cars & nice things, and are nowhere near this frugal.
I had a job that I’d worked so hard to get – a Senior Drilling Engineer for a major Oil & Gas Operator. Leaving was not easy.
The day before I turned in my two-week notice, I sat thru this sermon on Contentment, Trust and Peace.
It was the final nudge I needed!
I quit that following Monday morning, and our dream of being able to raise our (future) family in a quiet small town near family and friends became reality. Blaine will continue working, traveling offshore on rotation, for the time being.
And we are moving north to finish the house very soon!
Coworkers arranged a Happy Hour “Final Pre-Spud” event on my last week of work.
I will miss them all dearly.
On to smaller, simpler, and better things.