Well today my first retirement check was deposited into my savings account! WooHoo!
Now I am officially a pensionado rather than a jubilado; although I do like the sound of jubilado better!
I turned 55 on December 24; that added to my years of service finally added up to 75, and with that magic number I am able to draw.
Tom and I both opted out early rather than continue in jobs in which we felt under appreciated, under motivated, and overall un happy. Neither of us receive our full pension possibility, but sometimes money isn't everything.
We are living a life of fun and fulfillment, and I think it's going to get even better!