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Old 03-16-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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^^^ This.
I consider my future retirement "golden" for not having to experience the stress of my stressful job. For instance, last night I was off. There was a snow squall that would have been dangerous to drive in to work. I just watched it out the window, whereas, because I work in a hospital, it would have been important to try to get to work (and equally important to me to get home in the morning!). The hours of my job are physically very difficult, as are many of the things that can happen in a night shift. I think without all that stress, I will be much more able to be healthy. As it is, I am exerting damage control (better late than…) and cooking very well lately, and beginning (yet again) a manageable exercise program.

Yes, with aging and accumulated stress and who knows what genetics, I am likely to deal with more health issues, not fewer. But I'll have some energy and resources freed up at my disposal.

Then, I am one of those people who considers not having to go to work to be a real benefit in life, having tromped off to employment since age 16 without a break in it (often school and work, or two jobs, etc.). I have lived well, have wasted a fair amount of income and seen some great places in the world, and am looking forward to an end to the tromping off to work part. That will be golden.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:04 PM
 
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^^^ This.
I consider my future retirement "golden" for not having to experience the stress of my stressful job. For instance, last night I was off. There was a snow squall that would have been dangerous to drive in to work. I just watched it out the window, whereas, because I work in a hospital, it would have been important to try to get to work (and equally important to me to get home in the morning!). The hours of my job are physically very difficult, as are many of the things that can happen in a night shift. I think without all that stress, I will be much more able to be healthy. As it is, I am exerting damage control (better late than…) and cooking very well lately, and beginning (yet again) a manageable exercise program.

Yes, with aging and accumulated stress and who knows what genetics, I am likely to deal with more health issues, not fewer. But I'll have some energy and resources freed up at my disposal.

Then, I am one of those people who considers not having to go to work to be a real benefit in life, having tromped off to employment since age 16 without a break in it (often school and work, or two jobs, etc.). I have lived well, have wasted a fair amount of income and seen some great places in the world, and am looking forward to an end to the tromping off to work part. That will be golden.
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