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Speaking of Retirement (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 22, 2022 2:59 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Pat [VA]) Nov 22, 2022 3:08 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by RB [TN]) Nov 22, 2022 3:11 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by myob [GA]) Nov 22, 2022 3:39 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 22, 2022 3:48 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Ken [NY]) Nov 22, 2022 4:18 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by WMH [NC]) Nov 22, 2022 4:53 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 22, 2022 5:53 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Bonanza [NC]) Nov 22, 2022 6:38 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by 6x6 [TN]) Nov 22, 2022 6:59 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by LTD [AZ]) Nov 22, 2022 7:07 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by small potatoes [NY]) Nov 22, 2022 9:01 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Nov 23, 2022 10:47 AM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Leigh [TN]) Nov 23, 2022 1:58 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by MikeA [TX]) Nov 23, 2022 5:40 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Sandy [CO]) Nov 24, 2022 8:50 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Sandy [CO]) Nov 24, 2022 10:01 PM
       Speaking of Retirement (by Dee Ann [WI]) Nov 26, 2022 9:48 AM

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Speaking of Retirement (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 2:59 PM
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Last Friday was my last day of work at my main gig

I'm officially retired from them now. Although it feels good it also feels extremely weird as I have always had an office/factory/retail job to go to since 1978.

It is very surreal right now. I usually host Thanksgiving but can't seem to get into for some strange reason. It is my fav holiday alongside Easter and I normally love cooking the foodie feasts.

Also I had a bad cold/flu a couple weeks ago and am still getting over it. What gives? --64.246.xxx.xx




Speaking of Retirement (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 3:08 PM
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Transition! It's a shock to your system really. Just give yourself time, and it will all work out.

Congratulations! Embrace this new chapter of your life. --216.126.xx.xxx




Speaking of Retirement (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 3:11 PM
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Where's Ann Landers when ya need her. --24.183.xxx.xxx




Speaking of Retirement (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 3:39 PM
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man I don't get it. Do you have rentals or nothing else to do?

I retired in 2001. It was ONE of the best days of my life and the reason I got into RE.

Your problem is the sorrow of leaving the company rather than the feeling now I can really do what I love and for me-- not someone else.

For me I would make t/giving and Xmas this year the best you've ever had. You are now in control of your life not some friend of the boss or worse a family member.

Congratulations!!!! --108.239.xx.xx




Speaking of Retirement (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 3:48 PM
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Myob, I have plenty to do including continuing to manage DH's HVAC biz and the rentals. I thought I would be walking on clouds but it is almost like a scary tightrope walking thing without a safety net right now. I've always been the breadwinner. --64.246.xxx.xx




Speaking of Retirement (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 4:18 PM
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Congratulations --74.77.xx.xx




Speaking of Retirement (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 4:53 PM
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HVAC biz? Rentals? Is that not winning bread for you both? Just wait a few days, you are going to be loving life soon.

And if you MUST have a "job" to keep you happy, volunteer for something crucial. For instance, I did Guardian ad Litem work for several years: rewarding, lots of paperwork, people interaction, testifying in court (so fun! And you are REALLY helping humanity - especially children.) Great job. Had to stop this year due to health stuff :( but might take it up again when it's all resolved. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Speaking of Retirement (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 5:53 PM
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Strange how you look forward to this big day for so many years, and when it happens, things feel weird.

I know when I put in my retirement papers from the service, I was grinning ear to ear for over a week. I felt like I was on unstable ground immediately after retiring because the structure I was so used to was gone.

Soon though new structure was developed and you are zooming along with the new norm --24.101.xxx.xxx




Speaking of Retirement (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 6:38 PM
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Congratulations. You are where many of us are striving to be. Make the best of it. --65.188.xxx.xxx




Speaking of Retirement (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 6:59 PM
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Congratulations.

Whatever you do, don't get depressed and let it sit in. --73.113.xxx.xxx




Speaking of Retirement (by LTD [AZ]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 7:07 PM
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You just went cold turkey. (No pun intended. LOL) It's going to take some time to adjust to your new circumstance. I've gotten pretty good at it having been a business owner for a long time - in between failures...

About 5 years ago I got cancer and had to close a business I really enjoyed. Then I came back and spent the past two years working my tail off developing manfactured homes on lots. Now with the uncertainity in RE I'm "unemployed," yet again.

You'll get used to it pretty soon. We were going to cook a turkey, but decided it's too much food and work for just two. The VFW is throwing a turkey dinner, We're just going to do that, everyone chips in and it's a great time.

I had fun today taking a cop out in the desert sandpile in my jeep to get info on some dumped and stolen cars and check an (empty) camp for clean up. Our winter ski trip to Colorado is coming up soon, then it'll be Christmas. And after that my week long end of year accounting session.

I'm too busy to be "retired!" You will be too. LOL ;)

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--47.216.xxx.xxx




Speaking of Retirement (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2022 9:01 PM
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I have 3 acquaintances that retired, one didn't last 6 months and went back to work on his terms. The other spent over a year fixing things around the house etc, before getting a part time job. The 3rd watches tv all day and makes sure the house is kept up and cooks for when his wife comes home from work. I had my job for 20 years and when I left I thought we'd keep in touch. Work friends are just that, so if you have your own set of friends I think you will do ok. --24.194.xxx.xx




Speaking of Retirement (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 10:47 AM
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Work on your second job, your rentals.

You could always do some volunteer work. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Speaking of Retirement (by Leigh [TN]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 1:58 PM
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Congratulations! When my wife retired from teaching she described the feeling as a free fall, and it was pretty unsettling. She also felt a bit guilty, since she was only in her 50's. Then she decided to think of each day as a snow day, an unexpected surprise day of vacation. So "snow days" became the new reality, and she loves getting to sleep til she wakes up--no more alarm clocks!

I encourage you to cook the turkey, invite some family or friends and enjoy the new blessings coming to you! --67.185.xxx.xxx




Speaking of Retirement (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 5:40 PM
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Lets see, there are a few changes that come with retiring including: morning routine changes, daily routine changes, sleep habits, office relationship changes, availability of free time, changes to financial routines, changes to time with spouse, feelings of loss, feelings of concern, concerns about what to do with time, where to get involved, what to do next, what to stop doing, what wardrobe to get rid of, changes to what motivates you, shoot even changes to your driving habits.

By the way, people usually have to adjust to the least little change. Give it a minute, you'll end up loving it. --209.205.xxx.xx




Speaking of Retirement (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 8:50 PM
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Congratulations! NOW is the time to start new good habits, like an exercise routine every morning at the gym or maybe a walk around the block every morning.

These routines will help to transition, and replace old "going to work" routines. Sit for a moment and decide where you would like to focus you time now and make a conscious effort to create a routine. Look at all the opportunities... toward the future. And don't dwell in the past too much. The world is full of opportunities!!! --87.249.xxx.xx




Speaking of Retirement (by Sandy [CO]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 10:01 PM
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It just came to mind this YouTube video that may give you some food for thought. The title is "7 Things Happy Retirees Do Well. Retirement Planning Tips From Recent Retirees"

--87.249.xxx.xx




Speaking of Retirement (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2022 9:48 AM
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Not to worry Mapleleaf! You are not alone; what you are experiencing is normal for many who just retired. Hubby had the same feeling and for a man who I've never seen cry, he did that last day.

Not long after, he was already glad he did. No more getting up at 5am...now sleeps until 8am-9am and asks me to be sure he's up by 8 most of the time.

Sounds like you have enough to fill part of your day and it's interesting how that expands...

The only drawback I see is that I'm not retired to enjoy more "hang out, exploring new places, travel" we used to do together when we had time...but that too will come in time.

Congratulations...many don't make it to retirement. --75.11.xx.xx



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