I've been talking about my plans andschemes a lot since I put in my notice a week ago. Answering a lot of questions and sharing about my excitement. But it really hasn't settled in yet. I keep feeling like I'm talking about someone else's life. Or that what I'm speaking of is going to happen in another year or two. Not in four days. Not to me.

I don't know when it will settle in that I don't have a "job" anymore. I won't have a steady paycheck or a strict routine or a retirement savings plan. That my future is in my own hands. When will I believe it?