congrats. More time to follow the blog I'm sure.
OT: I retired today.
I'll drink to that
I also met a woman that thanks to UofM is a doctor. Here's to the ladies and Go Blue!
It's been a while to enjoy a moas in Bayern! Prost to you!
That's awesome. Let us know what the place is called in SH, I'm sure you'll get some MGoVisitors.
Seriously, let us know what it is called when it is up and running. I'm in South Haven all the time during the summer and would love some good beef.
when I fly out for the the ND game next season, i would be staying with my cousin in Novi, that's not too far i guess or am I confusing that with South Lyon, man it's been 22 years out here, i'm starting to forget shit like that, I haz a sad.
Congrats lordfoul, maybe you can use your chemistry background to come up with some killer marinades for said beef.
Get a med card...
are you going to un-retire?
I'll be working until I'm 80. Good for you, man.
I still have 15 years to go! I'm 20 years into my current career and will call it quits at age 64! The only drag about retiring in your 60s is your body starts falling apart! I probably will have time to hit the slopes but my knees probably won't hold up. It would be great to retire now or 15 years ago! Oh well, may be I can just to to all the home and road Michigan Football games!
Voce pode falar? Legal cara.
Isso é incrível!
If that is your pursuit be prepared to work harder than you ever have. Good luck!
Shouldn't this be a drinking thread? Just kidding, congrats dude.
Anyone who isn't retired persay is just being a pre-madonna, for all intensive purposes.
BOOM MICHIGAN ARROGANCE'D
The try fecta. Love it.
I've never tried the fecta. How is it?
Becoming a business owner is basically the opposite of retiring. It's like doubling your employment. It's will suck away almost all of your free time, just be ready for that, OP. And good luck...
Don't be discouraged! Statistically 1 out of every 10 new businesses fail. However the 2nd and 3rd attempts usually succeed. People who don't give up learn a lot on their first try and are usually successful creating a business on their second or third attempt!
Thanks to the Ohio State University, I met a woman that went on to be an over the road trucker and allow me to get 2 full time jobs..
That's all two damn?! she must have been on the deans list!
Had potential, too drunk to finish the job.
Maybe a brain surgeon. I want to open a fight club.
Start your fight club, because I feel like destroying something beautiful.
What's the first rule of fight club?.....
That is a good question. I don't think I've ever heard anyone talk about it.
Indeed. I was still paying off student loans at 35, This guy is retired at 35. Impressive.
From one chemist to another. If you ever in Florence, Ky drinks on me.
Remarkably close to Beaver Lick, Sugartit, and the Big Bone Lick! Yes, I did plan a vacation around that.
Oh, so you're like most of us.
Oh, so you're like
mostthe rest of us.
There, that's better.
Congrats....unless you have kids at home, in which case you will be working harder. Also, you will have to have dinner on the table every night and keep the house clean...
More time with the kids will be great, but I have a have a high tolerance for disorder so keeping the house clean will probably take some outside help. Luckily a doctor's salary these days should make me more of a home manager than anything else.
Of course like any good chemist, I love to cook.
Lolz. How cute
made me laugh, quiverfull! Love it!
Well, your wife is a better woman than I! Yes, I believe homeschooled kids do learn more, as public education has to wait for kids to catch up. But I guess I am too lazy, and my kids listen better to others. I also like them in school with everyone else, and I like my part time gig where I can go to Court and yell at people once a month. I also fear that since I'm a little wacky, I wouldn't want too much of me to rub off on them.
Is there an "MGOBLOG" section on the curriculum? Now I might reconsider. ha ha.... That's awesome that homeschooling works for you two.....
I don't doubt what you're saying, but I'm guessing there is a huge sample selection bias. How much of the success of home schoolers is because they were home schooled vs. the kids that get home schooled would have also been successful in regular schools.
To blather on a bit, WTKA runs a spot that says a similar thing about High School Athletics. Namely, kids who participate in High School athletics tend to do better academically than those who don't. Of course, to participate in High School atheltics, you have to have some drive to want to participate and work hard. Some that don't participate in athletics also have drive and work hard, but the kids that have no drive or self-motivation skew the results because they do not participate in athletics, nor do they do well in school.
That's what my father (who's a mathematician) always says.
I hope this "inn" is a secret training facility to teach them to be the next Tom Brady.
South Haven high school football is really bad. Although they did have a QB go to Grand Valley recently
stay at home Mom for 12 years now. (went back to work part time 2 years ago) It is definitely hard work, and you feel a little worthless at times. Fun? maybe....
in the most valuable thing in your life, more so than money, a good cause, or someone else's business: your children. Though you may feel like you've treaded water for a decade, you've been paying into likely the only thing worth counting when one's life is over.
You should be proud. Self-seeking it is not. All the more reason to be honored.
I did the same, but I'm a doctor too. And have been told that if I retire before her, she will kill me.
Wife makes 100% of the money. Wife makes 100% of the kids. I hope you're a good cook.
I've been told I'm pretty good. No doubt why she puts up with me!
Just quit to hopefully not lose all of your wife's money investing in a B & B. Either way since you have no income hence no stake in the game, its a win win. That is a power move!
Though I don't like the idea of a B&B. I don't guarantee anyone breakfast.
Just a place to do nothing. Sounds.. Awesome
Update us! I'd stay there.
Your 1227 MGoPoints should now go up to 12,227. That's what I would do.
I always wondered how people got up to 10,000+ points and still existed in the working world. Maybe they don't.
I've wanted to start a thread that asked 10,000+ points people how they got there, but I'm too lazy.
Congrats. Dont forget your chemistry background though because microbrews go great with beef.
Cheers you lucky jerk!
In regards to being 4 years older than me and "retired"; you suck.
In regards to your inn/lodge, keep us informed. South haven is nice and beef is my favorite.
Guy I know retired early. People kept asking him if he was bored now that he was not working. He would say "Not at All. I'm retired from work, not from life."
I swing by South Haven on my annual pilgrimage to Traverse City every June.
Keep us posted, good sir, and congrats/good luck!
Holy shit, man. I think you and I are very similar. I also married a doctor (although she treats those of the animal kingdom), she's the most amazing woman who ever lived, and I retired in my 20's. Congrats. I know the feeling. And it is freakin awesome.
You guys didn't retire, you quit your jobs.
I was really tired yesterday; today even more of a grind. Cheers to being re-tired.
Best of Luck!
Let us know how it goes. I will gladly drive up from Chicago to support you!
You had me at beef....you had me at ((sniff)) beef.
I admire a man who can not only admit he's being supported by his wife (at least for the moment), but also embrace it! Good for you and best of luck!
Nicely done. Hopefully you have an awesome location already picked out. We goto SH every year and it looks like the North side has become void of restaurants and good B&B's. Keep us all posted with the name and the stories. We "stepped out" of corporate 11 years ago to open a bakery and love it.
35 acres of some of the most beautiful land I have seen in Michigan. Creek runs through it, lots of sugar maples and even a 80' or so tall white pine. South Branch of the Black River runs right by it and only 5 miles from the beach as the crow flies. Can't wait to see what it looks like in the summer. It is going to be the best disc golf course the world has ever seen.
Where's your bakery? My wife loves bakeries.
just curious, but is this it?
34.1 acres about 5 miles from the beach and next to the south branch of the black river.
69749 County Road 388, South Haven, MI 49090
For Sale: $450,000
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I left a job in advertising to become a pastry chef years ago, and did it for about five years, until I had kids. Running a bakery is tough work. My first job was in a pastry shop, and I worked 12 hours a day, from 5 AM to 5 PM. It was particularly hard in the winter when I never saw the light of day. I did the finishing work, wedding and birthday cakes, etc...I then worked in restaurants, doing desserts for dinner, which was much more fun. I loved cooking on the line - a lot of action and great characters.
Good for you for making it work for so long. It's not easy to make a financial go of a bakery.
35? Do you have kids? Again, wow!
is a Doc and married a bum like you.
But seriously, Drs don't make that much money so unless you retired to raise kids, get a life.
not an /s.
I think her contract says different. Hell, just her base salary is ~ 4 times what I was making as a chemist, and I wasn't getting paid all that bad. Add on bonuses and she will be making more than I can currently imagine what to do with.
I will definately work on getting a life though. A sweet, sweet life.
you should own your new biz through an llc... doctors get sued all the time.
just an fyi.
and if you have a father in law, he does not respect you and he tells the family what a loser you are. like i said i have a brother in law like you. coincidentally he lives in your beck of the woods.
my dad, who was considerably more wealthy than my Dr-Sister and her douchesband, had me put in his undisclosed will if the freeloader didn't get a job, no inheritance just to screw him.
cant wait to see the look on their faces when that plays out.
I have been married for 12 years after dating my wife for the last 3.5 years at UM. We worked in the same field after graduating for 5 years before she decided to do Med School and that decision was not made lightly; we were doing just fine. I have had a great relationship with my in-laws and have their utmost respect. My father-in-law is giddy with excitement at the idea of working with me on developing our property as a matter of fact.
I feel bad for your family. If your sister is happy with her choice in a mate then the problem lies with the rest of you I would say. If she is unhappy then support her in getting rid of the guy, but support her either way.
It all depends on perspective.
I'm in a 10+ doctor group, my wife is a Kaiser primary care doc.
Do we make as much as a partner in a major law firm, or a partner at Goldman Sachs? Nope, and few doctors ever will.
However, we make significantly more than the median household income in the US. Each.
So it's all about what you expect.
so you became a House Husband because your women is the bread winner?...sorry couldn't resist...
in other news..my wife just got a promotion and now makes almost the same money as me...
Tee Time at 9am! Life is good.
flyfishing. A man's gotta have a thing. Flyfishing is a thing.
I enjoy it as well.
in sum, the story is:
your wife is making mid six-figures, so therefore, you've decided to forego your salary since it was merely discretionary income. now, you're going to pursue a new venture (which is somewhat speculative, considering its a land-play in the leisure sector during the tail end of a recession).
i'm happy for you if that's your dream, but i don't think that's what i would call "retired."
the best retirement story that i heard was a friend of mine who was a portfolio manager at a fund. he was fired during the recession, but received a nice golden parachute (left w/ approx. 20 mil in savings at the age of 36). he met a girl, signed a pre-nup, got married, and the last i heard is that he's raising a family on the coast in the south of france.
I can't compete with that... but I'll take what I've got!
My business venture has no pressure to succeed at all. My official title is now "Gentleman Farmer".
"Sugar Mama"! Kidding, good luck with the meat! (umm....your steak business)
I would not call him much one as you are not with him.
I have a buddy that has basically "retired" cause his wife pulls the coin ..... but I wouldn't change places with him.
that thinks that this is the worst thread ever.
I also feel as though we are being trolled.
What's next, "I got fired today"? "I got a new job today"? "I'm awesome and you are not"? "Look at how rich I am"?
I posted it after having several celebratory drinks last night and then waited to be burned at the stake. I guess I got an easy room.
I really appreciate all of the support from my fellow graduates and fans though. You all rock.
You won't find my ass working, cooking, dealing with service issues. I'll be kicked back, feet in the sand, with a cool drink and my hot young wife on my right...deciding on what fresh seafood item we will enjoy that night.
You must have some serious game dude. Good luck, and I hope you (successfully) fufill your dreams while making your wife a bit jealous of your sucess. As a powerful sucessful female, she will appreciate your accomplishments all the more.
U aint got none!
I too am graced by my better half, who also is a UM trained physician. We have a number of years of life in the rear view window compared to you. Turns out my wife is quickly getting burned out by the stress. And a surprisingly large number of her classmates have already left medicine, all burned out sooner.
Just FYI, fwiw.
I'll never come close to that. But I when I got divorced last fall, I did go out and buy a 1965 Shelby AC Cobra replica (see avatar). So there's that.
Allow me to throw in my congratulations on what today is a very rare opportunity to do such a thing at 35, and that's coming from another 35 year-old. Do keep us updated on the progress, because I deifnitely think you'll get some MGoBusiness. Cheers, and good luck with this!
A thread full of humblebrags and embellishments.