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Old 10-29-2007, 11:20 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Just a curious question. I will be "retiring" in March and am terrified at the thought that I won't have "somewhere to go" each morning Monday-Friday! I have worked since I was 13 years old only taking a week or so off when I had my 3 boys. I have no idea what it feels like to STOP working! I have hobbies that I have always wanted to "devote more time to" but how many hours a day can you do those without getting bored!!

Anyone care to share their experiences and what they did?

O.Nana
it felt the world had stopped--- its turning.
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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I,ve been retired since June, and must admit I haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet. Still have that feeling I should be somewhere doing something sometime! I live in a small town but it still has quite a bit to offer if I will just get off my duff and get out there. Any suggestions to help me get started?
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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What town do you live in, and what sorts of things does it have to offer?
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:50 PM
 
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I am convinced that when I stop trudging to the psychiatric hospital five nights a week, it'll feel like shedding an ill-fitting suit, although I do get to dress like a hobo for night shifts.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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I,ve been retired since June, and must admit I haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet. Still have that feeling I should be somewhere doing something sometime! I live in a small town but it still has quite a bit to offer if I will just get off my duff and get out there. Any suggestions to help me get started?
Put your right foot down and then your left, like I've been told don't stress about it. But then again I'n not there yet either might be a different story once I'm in your position.
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:24 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I am convinced that when I stop trudging to the psychiatric hospital five nights a week,

Say, what??????
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:59 AM
 
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I work nights at a psychiatric hospital (posting on company time right now!) and I am quite weary of the field and the hours after some 26 years on and off. I'd be happy to leave it behind.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Missouri Ozarks
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I am convinced that when I stop trudging to the psychiatric hospital five nights a week, it'll feel like shedding an ill-fitting suit, although I do get to dress like a hobo for night shifts.
That sounds fun!
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:46 AM
 
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Just a curious question. I will be "retiring" in March and am terrified at the thought that I won't have "somewhere to go" each morning Monday-Friday! I have worked since I was 13 years old only taking a week or so off when I had my 3 boys. I have no idea what it feels like to STOP working! I have hobbies that I have always wanted to "devote more time to" but how many hours a day can you do those without getting bored!!
I was delighted to be through with work, but it was strange as hell to be part of the non-work world from 9 to 5. I felt as if I had entered a realm of space aliens for awhile...the feeling became a catalyst, however, as it reminded me of how much of my "soul" had been mindlessly dedicated to an organization and activities of very questionable value.

This strange feeling really motivated me to get out of the "cog in a wheel" mode and be a human being.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:50 AM
 
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I work nights at a psychiatric hospital (posting on company time right now!) and I am quite weary of the field and the hours after some 26 years on and off. I'd be happy to leave it behind.
Oh boy, oh boy....I volunteered for almost a decade, sometimes twenty hours a week, working with terminally ill folks, most of whom deteriorated into a prolonged period of dementia.

That is no easy work, based on my experience/observation. I can really understand why you are looking forward to something else.
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