It seems to me that I spend more time fussing over this
than perhaps any other aspect of retirement, although
I will allow this may change in the future.
Right now, I have my life about as simplified as it's ever
been ( as an adult). Children gone, no debts, no job,
fewer hobbies/toys, etc. OTOH, the old "Type A" juices
and entreprenurial instincts are still bubbling just below
this placid exterior. It's a constant battle to stay out
of "deals" and avoid "commitments". DW is no help as
her first answer is "Yeah, we should do that!'
or "It would be easy!" or " I could do that- no problem!". I like her enthusiasm, but I'm too old and lazy to be starting new business ventures, even if she
says she will handle the details (I know I would get
invloved and then feel like an idiot). Our age difference
is only 5 years, so that is not the main driver here.
Maybe I just see farther into the future than she does,
or more likely I just see the pitfalls in the forest while
she only sees the gold in the trees ( damn good
Any other former entreprenuers or partly ERed families
dealing with this? I remember in Paul Terhorst's book
that he claimed he was pretty immune to this problem.