Pulled the final plug for FIRE
Three weeks ago I finally made the last step. I retired, at least I'm not commuting 130 miles per day through the Atlanta hellhole of traffic. But here's the odd thing. In the last three weeks I have not had a minute of rest! I have been going non-stop. Is this unusual? I didn't work this hard when I was working full-time. Now part of this time is dealing with rental property leasing for 2008-2009, but I've dealt with that for years while I was working. What concerns me is this: does the clock speed change after you retire? Does the time really speed up so you can't get as much done? Is this some governmental conspiracy?
Or do things simple take longer to do because you're mentally not driven to hurry as much? I did plant a garden which was new this year. And DW has received more attention and help, so I suppose all these little things add up. And I've noticed that people now expect me to "be available" for aid and support whereas before they probably just didn't ask. But I find that by the end of the day I'm exhausted.
Anyone else experience this time warping phenomenon? :confused:
Can't you see yourself in the nursing home saying, " Darn! Wish I'd spent more time at the office instead of wasting time with family and friends."