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Old 02-13-2016, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Been retired for two months. The most interesting thing I have noticed is how my perception of time has changed. The passing of Time has slowed way down. It's only February 13?!? Seems like the weeks just creep by and that is a good thing. I feel more in the moment. No more wishing the days away (can't wait for 5PM) No more wishing the weeks away (is it Friday yet)

I like it!

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Old 02-13-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Wow I find the opposite is true for me. The days fly by because of all the fun we've been having. The hours at work dragged and seemed endless. Fun times are over way faster then they should be. I can't believe it's been nearly 6 months since my last day of work. It seems like it was just a few weeks ago. I wish time would slow down a little.
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Old 02-13-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I quickly forgot the day of the week.

So I bought a clock that shows the day and month as well as the time.

My wife added a card with the year written on it.
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Old 02-13-2016, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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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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Old 02-13-2016, 01:26 PM
 
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This thread seems to be about "time" in retirement. I was warned in advance that I would be busy in retirement. I quickly learned that was an understatement. I have no where near enough time or energy to do everything I want...in general or for a specific day.
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Old 02-13-2016, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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This thread seems to be about "time" in retirement. I was warned in advance that I would be busy in retirement. I quickly learned that was an understatement. I have no where near enough time or energy to do everything I want...in general or for a specific day.
I've been busy enough, but my perception of time has changed. The weeks "last longer" in my head. Like I mentioned, I enjoy the change in perception. I savor each day.
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Old 02-13-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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I've been busy enough, but my perception of time has changed. The weeks "last longer" in my head. Like I mentioned, I enjoy the change in perception. I savor each day.
Yes, I find this is true, also. I have been quite busy since retiring, but all of it has been with projects that I enjoy, like time in the workshop, putting up small buildings, and tending poultry.

Now, I am "on vacation" in TN (wife's idea) and sometimes find time dragging. I never really cared for vacations, as I have (mostly) always loved what I was doing. But my wife sees it differently!
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Old 02-13-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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Been retired for two months. The most interesting thing I have noticed is how my perception of time has changed. The passing of Time has slowed way down. It's only February 13?!? Seems like the weeks just creep by and that is a good thing. I feel more in the moment. No more wishing the days away (can't wait for 5PM) No more wishing the weeks away (is it Friday yet)

I like it!
I've noticed that also. But for me it works both ways. Time has become very elastic. I'm not sure why that is but suspect it has something to do with the freedom all the choices available give me.


As Vonnegut wrote, "I've come unstuck in time."
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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It's nice and slow sometimes, but I still haven't got things I'm supposed to get done. How on earth would I be able to finish them when I was working?
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Yes, I find this is true, also. I have been quite busy since retiring, but all of it has been with projects that I enjoy, like time in the workshop, putting up small buildings, and tending poultry.

Now, I am "on vacation" in TN (wife's idea) and sometimes find time dragging. I never really cared for vacations, as I have (mostly) always loved what I was doing. But my wife sees it differently!
Not really the best time for vacation in TN. So many of our fun activities are outdoor activities best enjoyed in the warm time of year.
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