My job after over 15 years. It was more of a presumptive strike. They wanted more of me and I wanted less of them.
I asked my wife if she wants to take next year off and travel with the kids. I knew she would auto-reject something so out of the ordinary.
I told her not to worry about the money.
This video game thing would be too difficult to explain to her, so I didn’t try.
But I was able to fake enough confidence in my idea to get her curiously considering my hair-brained scheme.
Of course she would have to give up her teaching job too.
We could make around $1,500 a month by renting our house. And my boss is going to arrange the paperwork so I can receive unemployment insurance.
I have two fledgling businesses that I hope can support us eventually — but I’ll be having to put a lot more money into them for the foreseeable future.
We have 12k left in the bank.
40k in my 401k.
My kids are 12 and 14.
Am I scared?
I would be if this weren’t a video game.
Earlier, I temporarily forgot that I’m playing a video game. I started to get nervous about the future — all the terrible things that could happen. The unknown.
Broke in a gutter on the side of the road.
But I remembered what I’ve noticed about the worst case scenario for every American white person who loses their jobs and can’t find another one for years — They live in an apartment with a used car.
That’s rock bottom. They still have phones, TV, etc.
It rarely gets worse than that for a relatively sober white person.
Compared to most of the rest of the world, that’s first class living.
The credit card companies can’t kill me — and dying is really all I have to worry about.
They can’t even put me in jail. They’re really not very scary in this game.
Anyway, I have like fifty more years to pay off creditors. And if I don’t end up paying it off, I’ll be dead anyway. Game over.
Should I wait and see how my businesses do first? Maybe saving for my kids college and retirement before I go off and do something so reckless?
Maybe, but that doesn’t seem like the best strategy in this game. My life clock is ticking down.
Am I delusional? I haven’t ruled that out yet.