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Old 06-14-2014, 05:37 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Not waiting to die at all.......
I will be sitting out on my deck later looking at the snow capped Rockies with 2 fingers of Napoleon Brandy in a snifter, listening to a Miles Davis CD with my trusted dog curled up at my feet.....I WILL BE WAITING FOR THE SUN TO SET ON THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS....I'm waiting to LIVE....!
Sounds amazing. You don't need to leave the house. You have it all.
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:40 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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My location isn't safe anymore due to the open border policy and all the drug stuff around here. But I can take care of myself better than relying on anyone else including the police. I will be moving in a few years just because I don't like what this area has become.

However, my boredom comes from having always had a very probably, extraordinary vital lifestyle: I am an adrenaline junkie, and now, it is ghastly depressing to be unable to ride horses on treks, hike vigorously, that sort of thing. I think once I am out of here and all of my dogs dead ( ugh !) I will travel again, but in a more conservative manner: hopefully not quite as bad as those grey hair tours but not galloping madly across open foreign countries. I just need some new and different stimulation. Thanx for the concern.
We are finding we can't do as much as we used to.
I like to hike, now no steep hills.
I used to love to ride, now can't fall off or I will break. Limiting.
I miss the beach and the countryside from the back of a horse.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:26 AM
 
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Hear hear boogie's mom! I hear a lot about people retiring then sitting on their couch and passing.

I just don't know. I love being bored. I love TV. I've been struggling to take care of myself job/bill wise etc. for so long I just want to rest. I've always been a fairly low energy live in my head kind of person, just born that way. No of course I don't want to die but I just don't think I'm going to be unhappy sitting on my couch, doing a little bird watching, a little gardening, putzing. Maybe I'll actually feel bored enough to exercise. If I get unhappy I'll get up and find something to do.

All that media hype about dying because you're not out there like some sort of extroverted maniac strikes me as just that - hype. There are some people I think that suffer from a severe feeling of loss of usefulness if they aren't going to work everyday but I won't be one of them I'm ok with passing the torch.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Here I am sitting at home. I only leave my property occasionally to shop.

I'm not sitting here waiting to die, what I am doing is finally living after a life time of hard work and long hours.

I have hobbies that I enjoy, shop work, gardening, walking the dogs, reading, watching the clouds roll over from my deck, etc.

Rite now, I'm sitting, typing and watching my trees in the back yard bow over in a 30mph wind. My dogs are also watching the back yard. Later today we are expecting another storm (large hail and damaging winds) just like we had last week. . Behind my house to the South is a 600 acre soy bean field. To the North, East, and West is virgin woods with no vision of my neighbors.

Four miles away, as the crow flies, is interstate 80, sometimes I can hear the traffic going by. All I think about at that time is how glad I am that I'm not required to go anywhere, meet any dead lines, or kiss anybodies butt.

I think that slow death is for the people that still work and are slowly suffocating in the rat race of life.
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I think that slow death is for the people that still work and are slowly suffocating in the rat race of life.
Some people enjoy their jobs and derive a lot of satisfaction from them.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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Hear hear boogie's mom! I hear a lot about people retiring then sitting on their couch and passing.

I just don't know. I love being bored. I love TV. I've been struggling to take care of myself job/bill wise etc. for so long I just want to rest. I've always been a fairly low energy live in my head kind of person, just born that way. No of course I don't want to die but I just don't think I'm going to be unhappy sitting on my couch, doing a little bird watching, a little gardening, putzing. Maybe I'll actually feel bored enough to exercise. If I get unhappy I'll get up and find something to do.

All that media hype about dying because you're not out there like some sort of extroverted maniac strikes me as just that - hype. There are some people I think that suffer from a severe feeling of loss of usefulness if they aren't going to work everyday but I won't be one of them I'm ok with passing the torch.

Yes, yes, and yes.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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Some people enjoy their jobs and derive a lot of satisfaction from them.
you can enjoy working and derive a lot of satisfaction from it, and still, after 30 or 40 years, be glad when it's over.

I wake up most every morning happy that I have no where to go, nothing to do, and no one waiting for me to get there.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:36 AM
 
Location: southern california
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no for the most part i am avoiding it.
but make no mistake i love home.
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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We are finding we can't do as much as we used to.
I like to hike, now no steep hills.
I used to love to ride, now can't fall off or I will break. Limiting.
I miss the beach and the countryside from the back of a horse.
Yes, it causes one to wonder if it were better to never have experienced these things so as to not have to miss them in one's old age. There is no better way to experience the outdoors than from horseback - the connection with the creature, sharing the trials and the triumphs of a hard ride; partners.

I think in reading this thread there are those who are less bored in retirement because they are more extroverted and they can easily make new friends and fit in. Some of us perhaps are more introverted and it is difficult to make new friends that are suitable.

In reading thru this thread, I am thinking that in retirement we DO go thru phases just like we did growing up and maturing: ie; the midlife crisis thread ! One person's opinion of waiting to die is certainly different from another's opinion and those of us who were excessively active in our younger days are taking this limited physical activity thing with much more difficulty. I shouldn't complain - seriously - I'm still in better shape than just about everyone else I know my age and my chiropractor reminds me of this constantly. (ps: my 15 yr old german shepherd died a couple weeks ago so I am probably all depressed currently - sorry folks for being such a wimp)

Maybe I am not waiting to die, but waiting for something new and exciting to happen but as they say "be careful what you ask for !"
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Location: Location
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I have a lot to look forward to. I look forward to my coffee being ready when I wake up. I look forward to having a bagel. I look forward to buying bagels when the store runs the "Buy 6, get 6 free" special.

I look forward to a shower in nice hot water. I'm happy that I have electricity so I can watch TV. I'm thrilled that I have indoor plumbing. I like having the wherewithal to pay my bills.

I look forward to spending a week at the beach. I enjoy my grands annual dance recital. I like taking a walk in the morning before everyone gets out with their dogs. I like knowing I can get in the car and head for the state park.

I look forward to a dry day so I can cut the grass. I don't mind a snowy day because I can crochet, or do a puzzle, or play on CD. Oh, yes, I also like to iron. Put a movie on TV and I can work my way through the laundry basket in no time.

I talk to my high school BFF about once a month. We're both weird. She still works part time.

You know how some people love to shop for clothes and shoes? Not me. I love to grocery shop. Not even counting WalMart and the convenient stores, I have 17 or 18 supermarkets within 10 to 15 minutes of my house and I can manage to visit several of them a week.

I no longer enjoy cooking yet I rarely eat out. Explain that, please. I think I just don't want to have to comb my hair and put on shoes at five o'clock.

A couple of Holy Crap! surgeries requiring a significant period of recuperation with limited activity made me realize that I don't have to go full-out-non-stop through the rest of whatever life I have coming. I did that for a lot of years while working full time, raising five sons full time, and trying to keep a perfect home.

When I hit a day, or two, or three, when I don't feel like doing anything at all, save for coffee and a bagel, I don't worry the least bit that I'm "waiting to die". I'm just waiting to get re-energized.
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