Retired?

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  1. Tiboy

    Tiboy Well-Known Member

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    I’m in year 10 of retirement. (I still do some consulting that amounts to about 2 months a year of work divided by two as my business partner is also my wife.) I retired well before the standard age of 65. At first I loved it. Then I hated it as my mind withered absent the rough and tumble of the work place. Now I’m settled into it and would find it difficult to return to full time employment.

    Depending on the weather my days usually consist of a 45 mile bicycle ride with my bike club. A supplemental workout at the gym. One to two hours at the cigar club solving the world’s problems. A few hours of guitar time a day. When it rains/snows my bike time goes down and my gym and guitar time go up.

    We break the monotony of life by traveling fairly extensively. All in all, as of today, it ain’t a bad life.
     
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    Fantastic, @Jethro Rocker!
     
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  3. Barfly

    Barfly Expert bottle opener. Silver Supporting Member

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    I could have retired comfortably this past March but I'm staying another five years.. then I am out. My wife says: If you retire now you'll sit in the backyard, playing your guitar, drink beer.. and watch porn. I'm like, yeah.. where's the downside? My coworker at work was damned near ready to jump off the roof when I was ready to go... lol. "you can't go! I'll be here by myself" (all the OG's have retired already. He's got his time in as well but he's got 5 kids and can't) PS: I'm never ever bored. I can do it! Meh, I'll try and stay another 4 1/2. Also, my mentor retired last year after 29 1/2 years. He told me "do 25, then go." I always follow his advise except when he used to tell me to go "F" myself. I mean, come on.. I'm not a sheeple. LMAO.
     
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    I kinda feel like I’m retired, because I like what I do, so it doesn’t really feel like work. Gives me a reason to get out of bed every day. Otherwise, if I were truly retired from working, I doubt I’d shower more than once a week, if that, and I’d probably eventually end up smelling like hard liquor and Ben Gay once the boredom sets in. As it stands now, I’m quite fresh with a sparkling clean set of balls and kempt hair each and every glorious morning.

    Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.
     
  5. ido1957

    ido1957 Active Member

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    I retired in 2017 at the age of 60 (laid off and decided to retire).
    I love it. No work bs and I can play guitar all day if I want to.
    I still have all the chores, broke but happy.
     
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    mirrorman Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes:

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    I'm 55 years old, I've been doing this work for 30 years (25 of which involved shiftwork and being on call) and it's time to do something completely different like fishing, camping, renovating the house, volunteering, taking music lessons or just being home for Christmas, New Year's, birthdays, etc.
     
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  7. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    As long as theres work involved in those activities youre good.
    Work doesnt mean accept a paycheck, it means application of effort toward a goal.

    God help the person who decides “at 65 I’ll retire.” Retire also means expire.
     
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    I know many who decided to stay another 2 years or 3 or 5. Only to finally retire. And in 6 months die of heart attack, or stroke, maybe the big C. I had the heart attack when still working. So when I got the call about the wife being relocated to Kanas City. (at no cost to us mind you) I said, "SEE YA" Best thing I ever could have done.
     
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    South Park Well-Known Member

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    Ben retired for five years just went back to work installing solar panels . Now I can take guitar lessons
     

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