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Old 05-07-2015, 05:27 PM
 
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Funny you should ask that. I am not retired yet, but I am looking at areas near extended family where it is likely I would be helpful sometimes (assuming continued good health). My kids are unlikely to settle and have kids soon if ever. That's fine. I want to be largely aimless but I do want to be a dear old uncle, spoil a few kids and prattle on with stories of the old days at holiday gatherings. I think it will be good for me and them.
You will be fulfilled. Kids can do that.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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Aimless. Happy.

My DH remarked yesterday that he's really not well-suited to retirement. I replied that I am suited enough for both of us. :-) I told my mom, "I have a ton of things I could do. And when I get around to it, I may start doing them."
Then you'll have purpose
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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aimless and loving it.
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:09 PM
 
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I started tutoring reading to 3rd graders because I myself had a difficult time learning to read due to illness & missing school. I found that I could spot rather easily what the children were struggling with and was able to help every one of them. The "old methods" from the 1950's just seemed to work better for these particular children so it was very gratifying.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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I have a 10 year old and a newborn, so I am pretty well occupied for the foreseeable future!
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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I think I am aimlessly purposeful. I feel like I am busy at doing a whole lot of nothing.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Both. I alternate and I am very happy!
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I've got hobbies and sports, but am not retired. I suppose when retired I'll have more time for my hobbies and sports. Also plan to do some things I do not have time for as an employed person. May even work part time.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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I go to the gym about 4 days a week. Go to lunch with friends once a week. Got a small dog and enjoying life. Wonder how I ever had the time to work! Life is short. My sister worked and saved and did without so she could give to her ungrateful daughter. Then died of a brain tumor last year. The daughter was never around when she was needed as she found a new boyfriend. I hope there is such a thing as karma!
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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My life has been structured since 1953. The purpose was to get an education, grade school, high school, college and then continual education to enhance my attractiveness to business so I could make a living and save money so I could finally be a citizen unto myself and obligated to no one. In other words, retirement!

So to answer the OP, I'm purposely aimless by design, and I'm loving it!
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