I have my first class today, a 4 hour webinar, to begin retirement from my work. I don't feel sad at all right now. I just want out to begin something new. I work for a state controlled entity so there are many comingled assets involved. Plus I am moving out of state and there are certain things I cannot take with me. It really is a books worth of planning. My boss knows and hopefully they won't do anything stoopid like lay me off. I plan for a release in the fall after my work anniversary to get another year of bennies rolled in. It is a 4 month process to do it right. I thought it would be give my notice and get a check. Nope. Wish me luck as there are some important moves. I do have a long term financial adviser. But sometimes it's scary letting go of a perfectly good lifeline ya know? Anyone recently do the same thing?