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Old 05-08-2015, 04:39 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Damn spellcheck they were bored, not me.
Spell check is my worst enema.
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Why the "or." Have both.
Exactly. The choice is not between being totally aimless or totally purposeful. We can all choose the degree of each in our lives once we are retired. Or we can even choose "totally" one or the other.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I feel that I should accomplish something every day. But I keep reminding myself that I don't have to accomplish anything if I really don't want to. I think I am concerned about letting the house go to squalor because of innate laziness. But I haven't developed the way I expected to before I retired. I pictured myself doing all sorts of creative things. I haven't found a creative outlet for myself yet, and I suspect I won't. I've always been a dabbler, and I think that's probably the way I will remain.

Right now though I am so happy to be outside working on my plantings. I think I feel the most purposeful in the spring.
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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Sometimes I'm aimless, other times I'm purposeful.

But more importantly, I am blessedly FREE.
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I feel that I should accomplish something every day. But I keep reminding myself that I don't have to accomplish anything if I really don't want to. I think I am concerned about letting the house go to squalor because of innate laziness. But I haven't developed the way I expected to before I retired. I pictured myself doing all sorts of creative things. I haven't found a creative outlet for myself yet, and I suspect I won't. I've always been a dabbler, and I think that's probably the way I will remain.

Right now though I am so happy to be outside working on my plantings. I think I feel the most purposeful in the spring.
the endorphins are great, too.

and if it makes you happy......
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:17 PM
 
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I've been pretty aimless until I discovered we dont have some risk mgt things in place for retirement. It's been keeping me purposeful but (unfortunately) all over the place.
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:42 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I've been pretty aimless until I discovered we dont have some risk mgt things in place for retirement. It's been keeping me purposeful but (unfortunately) all over the place.
Why all over the place?
Sounds purposeful.
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:35 PM
 
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Damn spellcheck they were bored, not me.

LMAO.....

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Old 05-09-2015, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Feeling needed but not used is a tremendous high.
One I ascribe to.

If I'm needed I'm there.
But when you're really hard up for a high, even being used can be a nice high!
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I am purposefully aimless. And I like it!!!!!
I am more along that line.

My only goals/commitment is to play golf 3-4 times a week. As I am restless (my wife says hyper) I do wander about aimlessly to kill time. Out for breakfast/lunch, wander big box stores, ride around, stop in a park and read the newspaper, etc. but only when and if I want to. Ii is rare that I spend a full day in the house. My wife is more cerebral and a loner so she enjoys her "private" time when I am not there. Works for the both of us.
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