Sometimes life gets in the way of your plans. No matter how well you have it all planned out, things can change, and suddenly, you’re launched into the ether. This is what happened to me.
After working at my company for 6 years, I finally got my dream job as the Senior Web Developer. They paid me to do what I loved the most… playing with photoshop and illustrator and creating web based applications. They treated me like a king, paid me very well, and let me run down whatever path I chose. Life was unbelievably good!
Then, the floor fell out.
Friday was my last day at the office. I packed up my things and went home at the end of the day. I’ve been placed on disability because of my back. While I’ll live the rock-n-roll lifestyle from now on (wake up, take a large amount of drugs, play with my guitar), I’m not very happy about it. I’m only 41… far too early to retire!
Luckily, I have insurance for just such an occurrence. It covers me until age 65, and I’ll still be getting most of a paycheck during that time (most being 70%). While that’s a pretty big cut in pay, it beats nothing… and I was paid well, so I’ll be ok financially.
Now I have to figure out how to fill my days.