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Old 11-14-2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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I just joined today. I am 45 recently retired out of law enforcement. Looking to meet new people and to getting ideas on things to do with extra time.

I welcome all ideas.

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Old 11-15-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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Congratulations Mindy!

That is quite an accomplishment for someone only 45... you have your whole life ahead of you - to do anything you want. That's got to feel good!

Based on my experience, however, (a couple years older than you) few people your age will be able to understand or appreciate your newfound freedom. That's where this forum can help.

Good luck...
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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Thankyou for your response. Yes i do have a lot of options with things to do.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:30 PM   #4
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Welcome Mindy, this is a great place to start a new chapter in your life.

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Old 11-15-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
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Welcome Mindy, this is a great place to start a new chapter in your life.

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Hi David,

Yes i do agree.

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Old 11-15-2011, 04:52 PM   #6
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Welcome, Mindy!

Glad to have you join our early-retirement board!

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Old 11-15-2011, 05:21 PM   #7
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Welcome, Mindy

This place is full of all kinds of info for a variety of situations.

Wow, 45!
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #8
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Hi Sue,

Well i started with the department young.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:05 PM   #9
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I had an older friend who retired at 50. His main complaint was that it was hard to find people his age to do things with during the week. I told him that seemed to be a tough problem to have.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:21 PM   #10
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:24 PM   #11
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Hi Mindy - welcome to the forum.

I wish I had the problem of ER ;-)
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:16 AM   #12
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For a couple of months when I was living in Queens, I helped the elderly in a retirement home. I don't remember the name but it was right on Bowne street and Northern blvd. I do remember a YMCA and Flushing high school across the street. I also remember the bitter colds that I was not used to~ ^_^
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Hi Mindy, Im outta your carreer in 99 days at age 50, and have been following this site for a while. good info and some interesting people.
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Hi Mindy, Im outta your carreer in 99 days at age 50, and have been following this site for a while. good info and some interesting people.
Good for you! I hope you get out and enjoy life! Good Luck & stay safe..
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Hi Mindy,

Welcome.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:32 PM   #16
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I just joined today. I am 45 recently retired out of law enforcement. Looking to meet new people and to getting ideas on things to do with extra time.

I welcome all ideas.

Thank you,
Mindy
Hi Mindy. Congratulations on a huge step towards a new life. I am looking forward to hearing about what is next in your life and what dreams you decide to chase.

Are you interested in travel? Creative projects (writing, painting, photography)? Starting your own business?

I know we'd love to hear more and give our thoughts and ideas.

Regardless, enjoy this new path.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:10 AM   #17
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Mindy, as a fellow early retiree at 45 (see my signature line), I commend you on your similar achievement. I live in the NYC area (Long Island), so it is surely a challenge being able to ER in such a high-cost area.

Two things I have done with my extra time (I began doing them in the 7 years I worked part-time prior to my ER 2008) are resurrecting old hobbies and doing some volunteer work. But, as I am sure you would agree, simply not having to commute in NYC either by car or on mass transit is a huge upside to being retired around here at any age!
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:41 AM   #18
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Welcome, Mindy. I am 46, plan to retire next year. I am happy to see others are retiring around the same age.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:43 AM   #19
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Welcome! Maybe we should add a new group, VER, for very early retirement.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:11 AM   #20
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Welcome! Maybe we should add a new group, VER, for very early retirement.
That crowd usually hangs out on the ERE forums. Though there is some crossover. Google early retirement extreme.
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