After Retirement, Then What?

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  1. Mary Robi

    Mary Robi Very Well-Known Member
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    I dove into retirement head-first with great glee and much satisfaction at 62. At last, I was able to do the traveling I had always wanted to do.

    11 years later, I still love being retired.
     
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    Well have fun and think of me isolated here in this forest,lol.
     
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    Oh, there are many times I'd LOVE to be isolated in a forest. Where is the forest?
     
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    In N.Florida.But I can't see the darn forest for the trees and vines.lol. I use to keep the vines off most of the trees but just too old to now to get all hot and bothered by the weather.
     
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    I was about 3 weeks from my 70th birthday when I retired from being a solopreneur. I had planned to take classes at a local community center, find a book club, make a few cross country drives, attend some retreats. None of that has happened yet due to Covid and a couple health issues that have intensified over the last 18 months. Still, I've found inspirations and motivations a plenty to keep my mind engaged if not my body.

    I've never understood the concept of boredom due to not having a job or a pack of people in my face 24/7.
     
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    Wishing your health issues to improve Ellyn
     
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    Thanks Lon. Very kind of you. :)
     
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    I just noticed I have gotten old too! How did this happen? I am a bum on my little farm. I was bringing a wagon load of retaining wall blocks to my mound system. Last year I loaded them into my car trunk, returning over and over till I got them all home home. They weigh 17 pounds each. Last year I did it in about 20 minutes. I think it took me 20 minutes to bring 10 blocks from the pole building to the mound! And I was exhausted!
    But if we don't keep at things we get old and weaker, I think.
     
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    Heavens, that doesn't sound old and weak to me! That's admirable.
     
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    The point is we have to keep at doing things to keep from being old. I think I have been sitting too much.
     
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    I agree ,it seems to be 'use it or lose it' for sure as we age.
     
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    i don't bore easily....i find joy in simple things ...
    i would only work if absolutely necessary
     
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  13. Frank Sanoica

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    @Teresa Levitt

    I have found that ALL things reduce to a simple level given study......except Calculus!

    Frank
     
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