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Old 10-05-2020, 08:13 PM   #21
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Congrats!!! Thanks for sharing the great feeling of the first Monday after FIRE.
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Old 10-06-2020, 05:52 AM   #22
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It feels SO good. The gift of time is priceless.

AGREE....this, for us, has been the biggest blessing of retirement.....Congratulations and enjoy all the future Monday's!
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:35 AM   #23
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Fantastic! Congratulations!


It took months and years - but now I've settled into a routine I end up following if I have nothing else planned for the day. Which is most days. I really enjoy my slow breakfast followed by a news catchup from my recliner.
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:58 AM   #24
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Congratulations!
It is so wonderful to spend your time however you wish.
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Old 10-06-2020, 12:22 PM   #25
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Congratulations and enjoy!
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Old 10-07-2020, 06:17 AM   #26
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What I'm finding so odd is that everyday feels like a weekend day and we're only midweek in the first full week of retirement. It's great and discombobulating all at the same time.
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Old 10-07-2020, 10:14 AM   #27
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What day is it again? seems to be a common question at our house!

Unless you have an appointment, it doesn't really matter anymore. Enjoy your days.
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Old 10-07-2020, 03:22 PM   #28
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To be fair with the pandemic, even those of us who are working keep saying "What day is it?" :P
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:04 PM   #29
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nice; monday is my new favorite day
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Old 10-07-2020, 06:21 PM   #30
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What day is it again? seems to be a common question at our house!

Unless you have an appointment, it doesn't really matter anymore. Enjoy your days.
Need a day of the week clock.
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Old 10-07-2020, 07:56 PM   #31
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Old 10-09-2020, 02:14 PM   #32
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Congrats!

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Old 10-09-2020, 02:38 PM   #33
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What I'm finding so odd is that everyday feels like a weekend day and we're only midweek in the first full week of retirement. It's great and discombobulating all at the same time.
That's exactly how I've felt since retiring August of last year. Just feels like Saturday, or if DH made blueberry pancakes for breakfast, it feels like Sunday...but without that annoying Sunday night anxiety! No feeling like I "should be doing something" or am missing anything.

Cheers to the endless weekend!
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Old 10-13-2020, 04:44 PM   #34
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I almost can’t even remember working nor do I think about it and only retired sine 9/18. Husband just retired 12/31/19. Then we moved out of state.

Day to day life just seems “ normal” ( except for the COVID stuff). We just moved a month before the virus lockdown hit, so at first it was depressing but our location choice was a good one in terms of keeping us socialized (ironically) and busy.

If I think about it I get a little anxious because we are living off savings only right now and with no paychecks or pension or SS income coming in it’s scary. I am 64 and hubby is 66. So I find I procrastinate looking at my finances as much as I used to. But so far so good.

I’m never going back to work I can tell you that.
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Old 10-13-2020, 05:24 PM   #35
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Congratulations. It will take some time to sink in, but after a few weeks of just goofing off you can think about a new type of structure for your day. (Excercise/nap/walk in the park/nap/visit friends/nap/see a movie-post covid/gardening etc)
Anyone else noticing a theme in Al’s post? Someone really likes naps!

I second that idea as I think nothing says leisure than the ability to take a nap whenever I feel like it. Just make sure there is the walking or exercise too. Just back from my 4.5 mile walk and kind of want another nap!
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Old 10-13-2020, 06:02 PM   #36
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Congratulations!


Not having to go to work on Monday or experience that Sunday night dread is arguably the biggest gift of retirement!
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Old 10-13-2020, 06:49 PM   #37
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First 'free' Monday....haha, little do you know that Home Depot is about to become your best friend.
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Old 10-13-2020, 06:52 PM   #38
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I almost can’t even remember working nor do I think about it and only retired sine 9/18. Husband just retired 12/31/19. Then we moved out of state.

Day to day life just seems “ normal” ( except for the COVID stuff). We just moved a month before the virus lockdown hit, so at first it was depressing but our location choice was a good one in terms of keeping us socialized (ironically) and busy.

If I think about it I get a little anxious because we are living off savings only right now and with no paychecks or pension or SS income coming in it’s scary. I am 64 and hubby is 66. So I find I procrastinate looking at my finances as much as I used to. But so far so good.

I’m never going back to work I can tell you that.
Very interesting. While I quickly adapted to FIRE, I can't say I stopped thinking about w*rk very quickly. We had a thread regarding "dreaming" about w*rk. While after 15 years it's rare (now) to dream about w*rk, dreaming about w*rk was fairly common shortly after FIRE. For the MOST part, my recollections about w*rk and my dreams about w*rk were neutral or positive! I don't think I would consider thinking or even dreaming about w*rk as much of an issue to me, though it might be to others since YMMV.
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Old 10-13-2020, 06:55 PM   #39
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Very interesting. While I quickly adapted to FIRE, I can't say I stopped thinking about w*rk very quickly. We had a thread regarding "dreaming" about w*rk. While after 15 years it's rare (now) to dream about work, dreaming about work was fairly common shortly after FIRE. For the MOST part, my recollections about w*rk and my dreams about w*rk were neutral or positive! I don't think I would consider thinking or even dreaming about w*rk as much of an issue to me, though it might be to others since YMMV.

Waking up after a dream about work is absolute joy....and if that so happens to be on a Monday? utter bliss
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I never dreamed about work even when I was working. And I sure haven't given a single thought to it since I left 17 months ago. I do occasionally have a dream about the Navy, which I left in 1986.
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