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Old 02-14-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I've actually begun to dread the weekends.

That's when all the "Workies" flood the stores and the entertainment.
I usually stay home on weekends so my Saturday and Sundays are pretty peaceful.
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Every day I try to take a minute to be grateful for being retired. For me, the time is going fast and it's hard to believe I retired in 2008. I'm busy and I never get caught up. There's always still so much to do. I love the freedom and the gift of self determination.

Back in the day I was always on a strict schedule and loaded down with responsibilities. I was always running and never getting anywhere. Completing one set of duties just got me more duties. Now I am duty free...just like the shop at the airport.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I too like to remember how grateful I am for the gift of retirement. I do take mornings slower and if I get one significant thing done per day, I am happy. So that is a change from when I was working. I have down time after breakfast and after lunch most every day. So, I think I am pretty much in the same boat as many of you. I do keep social engagements, though, and I feel as if they are burdens. As I have gotten older I have realized that social activity makes me mentally tired. It is worse for me than when I was younger. So, extra social stuff feels burdensome; but I am lucky to have social stuff so I make myself participate. Being in the house all the time is boring.

We have to find balance in our lives after retirement, as we tried to do when we were working. It is easier when we retire, that's for sure.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:30 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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When we retired 2 years ago our neighbor said it best....."Being retired is 6 Saturdays & a Sunday every week!!!!"
But the down-side is, you never get a day off!
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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My time seems to fly since retirement. We have a lot to do, and sometimes things on the calendar sneak up before we realize it. Can't believe I've been retired 5 years.
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What amazes me is similar to what others have posted: Time seems to fly by. It doesn't seem like seven years since I stopped working. I also have trouble keeping track of what day of the week it is. But what surprised me most is that I seem to always be busy. I imagined I'd have long, lazy days with not much to do, and that I'd be bored. That hasn't been the case at all. Instead I wonder how I ever found the time to hold a job!
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Every day I try to take a minute to be grateful for being retired. For me, the time is going fast and it's hard to believe I retired in 2008. I'm busy and I never get caught up. There's always still so much to do. I love the freedom and the gift of self determination.

Back in the day I was always on a strict schedule and loaded down with responsibilities. I was always running and never getting anywhere. Completing one set of duties just got me more duties. Now I am duty free...just like the shop at the airport.
Hmm...

I see a pattern here. I really want to preserve my slower perception of time. I have enough to do and I have always been good doing hobbies, doing outdoorsy stuff, socializing and taking time to relax. I am now cautious about filling up my time with work-like activities having seen the above posts. Sounds too much like my life six months ago. I have resolved to not become too busy. I've always been a "smell the roses " kinda of guy. Even when I mountain bike, it has always been about enjoying the scenery and not trying to best my personal limits.

Thanks for the insights.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: MA
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I look forward to the weekday when going to the movies, shopping etc, isn't as crowded. I hate going to places that are super crowded on the weekend when I know I have all day every day to go here and avoid the crowds.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: MA
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the thing that tickles me is when someone asks, "what are you doing this weekend?" or "how was your weekend?"

we purposely do very little on the weekends -- why fight the crowds in stores and restaurants? And why not stay home to give the monday-friday workers a little more space when they do their errands or fun stuff that has to be done on weekends?

I try to explain how it is: When you're retired, every day is saturday! But people who are still working can only imagine.


exactly!!!!!
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:27 PM
 
Location: MA
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On occasion I wonder why I'm up and about so darn early at the crack of dawn then I realize it is noon.....haha!!
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hmm...

I see a pattern here. I really want to preserve my slower perception of time. I have enough to do and I have always been good doing hobbies, doing outdoorsy stuff, socializing and taking time to relax. I am now cautious about filling up my time with work-like activities having seen the above posts. Sounds too much like my life six months ago. I have resolved to not become too busy. I've always been a "smell the roses " kinda of guy. Even when I mountain bike, it has always been about enjoying the scenery and not trying to best my personal limits.

Thanks for the insights.
I agree! But in my case, it's stuff I want to do!
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:08 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Hmm...

I see a pattern here. I really want to preserve my slower perception of time. I have enough to do and I have always been good doing hobbies, doing outdoorsy stuff, socializing and taking time to relax. I am now cautious about filling up my time with work-like activities having seen the above posts. Sounds too much like my life six months ago. I have resolved to not become too busy. I've always been a "smell the roses " kinda of guy. Even when I mountain bike, it has always been about enjoying the scenery and not trying to best my personal limits.
It's not as if I am trying to cram every day with activities. It's just the opposite. I am a real homebody. It's just that the business of everyday living such as housework, shopping, meal preparation, paperwork, etc. seems to have expanded to fill all the available hours.
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