Friday, August 10, 2007

The silence is deafening.

I was in an airplane one time when the engine stalled out and shut off. It was the strangest feeling -- sitting in a chair up in the middle of the sky and just hearing silence. Today is kind of like that day. Today was Sarah's last day of work at her clerkship, and thus the last day that either of us has a steady paycheck. It is sort of like financial silence. This is it. From now on, we live off of savings, off of investments, and off the earnings from Citadel for the next 15 months or so.

I really don't feel nervous so much as proud. Proud that I could put myself in this type of situation just because I want to. Hopefully everything will go according to plan and all will be well. I have done pretty well with investing over the last six years or so and I think I've gotten the hang of it so I don't have much reason to worry, but there is always a little feeling of uncertainty. Unlike the last time I heard silence, this should be a fun ride. Buckle up.

1 comment:

Mike Morin said...

im just glad that in this case you prepped a back up engine! Hows life across the pond?