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Old 04-10-2011, 07:34 PM   #21
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Isnīt your comment a bit too drastic? If not, then I must be your exception, as I am not a dull person -quite the opposite- and Iīm reasonably imaginative,.... and still there are daily moments when I donīt know what to do. More so, if you are a guy -like me- that usually sleeps less that 7 hours.
I'm talking more in generalities than from moment to moment. I get bored from time to time too. What I meant was if your working and want to retire, but can't think of anything to fill the majority of your time, you are dull and unimaginative. There is no reason for anyone to retire and do nothing but sit around and complain about being bored. I suppose you could add lazy to the list.

Honestly, I think the response, "What will I do with myself?" is born more out of fear than anything. Fear of taking control of your own time and filling those hours without a boss, client or customer telling you what to do. Does anyone, no matter how much they enjoy their job, not wish they could do something else from time to time (or all the time)? So do it. Retire and go do it and all the other stuff you have always wanted and all the stuff you haven't even thought of yet.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:11 PM   #22
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That was one of my main concerns about ER because I always socialized with my working pals but it all worked out . I joined a Woman's only gym and pushed myself to meet people .It is three years since retirement and I have a full schedule . I still see some work pals . We set up a monthly dinner with spouses and SO's and it's been fun. I also have a group of women that I met at the gym and we socialize . We do lunch on Fridays and occasional other events . My So completes the picture . We usually go out one or two nights a week plus all our other activities (not what you are thinking Freebird ) I meant movies , shows , travel , fix it projects & just hanging out .
Beat me to the punch, darn it all!

Mr B and I are meeting a lot of great folks through the Legion and VFW. Some of them also happen to be freshly retired former cow*rkers who were slighly older than I am. It all comes full circle...
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:59 PM   #23
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I will find out soon.

My plan:

  • Take some time to smell the roses!
  • Work around the house
  • Travel
  • Pursue hobbies.
  • Might do some volunteer work
Great plan. I might also add "increased physical activity" to the mix.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:51 AM   #24
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. What I meant was if your working and want to retire, but can't think of anything to fill the majority of your time, you are dull and unimaginative. There is no reason for anyone to retire and do nothing but sit around and complain about being bored. I suppose you could add lazy to the list.

Honestly, I think the response, "What will I do with myself?" is born more out of fear than anything. Fear of taking control of your own time and filling those hours without a boss, client or customer telling you what to do. Does anyone, no matter how much they enjoy their job, not wish they could do something else from time to time (or all the time)? So do it. Retire and go do it and all the other stuff you have always wanted and all the stuff you haven't even thought of yet.
Your points are well taken and didn't take offense to the first part. I am in the preparation stage and moving forward next year unless there is a drastic downturn in mkt. and the decision is decisive. I do, however, prefer to solicite different views in attempt to make good decisions and possibly learn something. One thing that I am coming to realize- through this board- is everyone has their own reasons for leaving work and no one can answer the question for you. E.g, I have seen people post about whether or not 3 million is enough whereas I would have left a long time ago if I had 3 mil.
I also agree that your 2nd pt is accurate in that this forum provides a lot of hand holding but with people that have common interests which I can't say for most of my friends or family.
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