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View Poll Results: You’re Retired. Now What Do You Do (US News article)? Select all that apply.
Start a second career (full or part time) 36 28.35%
Volunteer for a cause 42 33.07%
Go back to school 24 18.90%
Practice your sport or involve in hobbies 77 60.63%
Take to the road (RV or just more travel) 56 44.09%
Become a culture crawler (arts, music etc.) 46 36.22%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 127. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-19-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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Except for starting a second career, all of the options are on my retirement to-do list.
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Old 04-19-2016, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Why do we "have" to do anything?


I worked since I was 15 in highly structured environments, I have been involved in local things for 30 years (over 20 in one particular capacity). I do not crave excitement or a sense of meaning.


The advantage of being retired is that I can do, or not do, any damn thing I want.
You are my hero.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Florida and New England
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You're Retired Now

Let's see...

Post inane and endless commentary on City-Data about fantastical situations, changing each new username periodically after the forum catches on.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I plan on spending my time in or on the water, surfing, sailing, riding my skateboard, riding my bike, hiking, flying, but mostly keeping my toes buried in the sand.
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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What category do the casinos fit in ???
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:00 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Where is the do nothing category?
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Anything but work for money.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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What category do the casinos fit in ???
Definitely category 4: hobbies. If you play slot machine, it can be counted as a sport too. Just make sure to alternate your arms to have even triceps ;-)
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Where is the do nothing category?
I wanted to add the category of doing nothing after seeing North Beach Person's post but could not change the poll ;-)
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I have not retired yet but intend to take the time I'm not using for work and spend at least some of it in the gym. If I can swing it I'll do some track day classes, but in any case ride my bikes more.

In a few years I may drop down to 3 days per week, or not, or I might retire outright. If retired outright, I may or may not look for some contract work at the local nuclear power plant (my industry)

I picked "Practice Sport or Hobbies" of course.
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