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Old 04-05-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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What do you cherish most

When you are pre-retirement or are not yet cognizant of what is important in life you may think you cherish things. Curious what POST retirement you cherish most....anxious to know what to look forward to
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I cherish exactly the same things after retiring that I did prior to retirement - I just have a lot more time to do so.
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I always say that I'm the luckiest person in the world......I have my health, my family and my net worth. So, I say I've won.......and, everyone that has their health, family and enough net worth are also the luckiest people in the world....that's what I cherish.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:19 AM   #4
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When you are pre-retirement or are not yet cognizant of what is important in life you may think you cherish things. Curious what POST retirement you cherish most....anxious to know what to look forward to
love going to the park on a wed. and riding my bike.
love going to the park and hiking.
love being with the grand children.
love going to the beach and on a Tues. morning in April and just hanging out
love planning all our vacations and actually going on them
love the freedom on not sitting in a cube and wondering if the clock stopped
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Curious what POST retirement you cherish most
Being able to spend each moment of every day exactly as I choose.
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i cherish exactly the same things after retiring that i did prior to retirement - i just have a lot more time to do so.
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I cherish exactly the same things after retiring that I did prior to retirement - I just have a lot more time to do so.
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If I were to add something, I guess it would be that I cherish the fact that I made it out alive.

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I cherish my DW and Children and that pretty much does it...the rest of it is just stuff. Pre-retirement, but very close to the other side
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Today it is playing pattycake with a certain little someone (an example of my recent efforts to live in the moment and keep things in perspective).
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What awesome replies! I am so stoked to pull the plug!
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #12
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If I were to add something, I guess it would be that I cherish the fact that I made it out alive.
Kinda morbid, but I see yer point. Not just for obvious OTJ threats (e.g. police, firemen, AK crab fishermen), but health effects of ongoing stress (e.g. high BP, heart disease, etc.).
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:09 PM   #13
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I cherish the freedom.

Specifically..

..freedom to do whatever I want whenever I want (even if it is just sitting around, taking a walk, or sitting in the cafe with a coffee and a good book)

..freedom to do all the things I had been putting off for so many years because I didn't have the time

..freedom from work-related pressure and stress

..freedom from people I don't respect telling me to do things I'm not interested in

..freedom from meaningless career and reward games and dealing with corporate bureaucracy

It is an unbelievable feeling and, while it would be great at times to have a little more money to spend, ultimately the only limitation is my own imagination and initiative.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:11 PM   #14
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What awesome replies! I am so stoked to pull the plug!
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I cherish exactly the same things after retiring that I did prior to retirement - I just have a lot more time to do so.
+ 1 with some added attention to health.
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I was walking for exercise the other day in the little park near the Allegheny River near my home, briskly walking along, head down, bent on getting in a good walk when it suddenly occurred to me WHY am I rushing so?? I slowed down a bit and looked around and had a truly sobering moment that YES this is why I retired...to ENJOY my free time, not have to worry about being somewhere, and how nice it was to just be outside in the afternoon on a sunny brisk Spring day.

I've only been out of prison since January 4th 2013 so I am still getting used to it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:36 PM   #17
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I was walking for exercise the other day in the little park near the Allegheny River near my home, briskly walking along, head down, bent on getting in a good walk when it suddenly occurred to me WHY am I rushing so?? I slowed down a bit and looked around and had a truly sobering moment that YES this is why I retired...to ENJOY my free time, not have to worry about being somewhere, and how nice it was to just be outside in the afternoon on a sunny brisk Spring day.

I've only been out of prison since January 4th 2013 so I am still getting used to it.
I can't wait to be in your situation! !!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #18
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I cherish the freedom.

Specifically..

..freedom to do whatever I want whenever I want (even if it is just sitting around, taking a walk, or sitting in the cafe with a coffee and a good book)

..freedom to do all the things I had been putting off for so many years because I didn't have the time

..freedom from work-related pressure and stress

..freedom from people I don't respect telling me to do things I'm not interested in

..freedom from meaningless career and reward games and dealing with corporate bureaucracy

It is an unbelievable feeling and, while it would be great at times to have a little more money to spend, ultimately the only limitation is my own imagination and initiative.
Amen.

I was thinking earlier that retirement is the only time in your life, aside from childhood, when you are truly free. The rest of the time, you are either in school, doing what society or parents want you to do, or in the job world, doing what the business and administrators want you to do.

Freedom indeed. I haven't reached retirement yet, but I have a little whiteboard on which I sketch one-word descriptions of what I'm working towards. It's a long list with things like "nature," "wisdom," and "authenticity" on it, but the word "freedom" tops the list.

Freedom from and freedom to. Amen.
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Always been time with family, travelling and doing things. That hasn't changed. Just no longer restricted by work schedules.
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Already been said but, FREEDOM. Living life with whom I want when I want and at my own pace is priceless. I just wish I could slow time down - I want this experience to last forever.
I got free at 49 and will be 57 this August.....seems like a pleasant blink in time not 7 years....
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