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Old 01-04-2012, 04:20 AM   #21
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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened! Breathe life as if it were your last breath.

Four and a half years in and I am having a great ride! Nothing like I would have planned. Way Better.

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Edit: Activity, exercise and interacting with people are your friends. TV and stagnation are not. Moderation in all things. YMMV
Sounds good, but you are talking to someone that so far has lived and survived by the code of "everything to excess". So at least for a while I am going to adopt the philosophy of "you rode hard, now play hard"!
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:05 AM   #22
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Sounds good, but you are talking to someone that so far has lived and survived by the code of "everything to excess". So at least for a while I am going to adopt the philosophy of "you rode hard, now play hard"!

You will know what is right for you. Everyone is different.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:53 AM   #23
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Earlier this week, our state newspaper listed New Year's resolutions of sundry individuals. A judge's included, To set a new world record for having fun.


Sounds like a great retirement resolution.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:14 PM   #24
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I think you eventually have to decide to just do it and not get to caught up in forever planning. I really liked my job, was the boss, and got paid lots. But as the years slipped by I realized that this could be it and i could do it forever. Not that that would be terrible, but I believe we only get one ride in life and I want "something" more. So I started to plan an exit only to find it almost impossible to settle on "what next," with the result that I rode this career a few years longer. I finally decided that I needed to stop plotting all of the future and instead just set a date to start living in the future.
Good advice! How long can you do anything. Don't say retirement. That is a state in which anything is possible. Jobs get old. At some point, good situation or bad, it's time to move on.

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