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Old 09-26-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Go back. It's called making progress. You will get better. You can't expect to begin at the advanced level.
I agree, don't give up. I'm an awkward 64yo, 6'4 guy who's been doing Yoga for about 2 years now (leaving now for a class). I was terrible at first but gained strength and balance the more I went. Now I'm no where as good as many but I'm better than the men who have never gone at all.

Yoga is one of the best things we can do as we age.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I think you are making a mistake. Please go for a second, a third, and a tenth, and a twentieth class! I started yoga at an old age (early 60's) and I have never been coordinated. The progress will be slow, but so worthwhile. I'm so glad I discovered yoga. It's especially important for us older folks. Please get over your embarrassment and remember that many of the other students have probably been at it for years. It is not a competitive sport!
I heartily agree. The reason you would not go back, is if you could do all the poses already. You would not go back to the basic class, you would look for one more advanced, one where you could not already do it all.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Will have been retired 30 years next month. I smile every morning when my two year old comes and wakes me up. Not because he woke me up, but that means the household help has arrived, my breakfast is ready and my Wife will be going off to work!
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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I’m happy because after 2 awful years of battle followed by life-changing surgery, on August 10th we got the fantastic news that my husband, the love of my life, is Cancer Free.

I’m retired, he is back at work full time, just 3 months post surgery.

To me, most other stuff pales by comparison.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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Iím happy because after 2 awful years of battle followed by life-changing surgery, on August 10th we got the fantastic news that my husband, the love of my life, is Cancer Free.

Iím retired, he is back at work full time, just 3 months post surgery.

To me, most other stuff pales by comparison.
What wonderful news!
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:16 PM
 
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I am not-yet-retired, so that means I can be happy daydreaming about how great it will be to be retired.

Meanwhile, my chrysanthemums have exceeded my wildest expectations, have grown big and bushy and have many hundreds of buds on them. Each day, I run out to see if the buds have opened yet. Nope, not yet. But it sure is fun anticipating how beautiful they will be, when all the other flowers in my garden have faded away.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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OP, This Retirement forum has actually had many threads where one's happiness, contentment, activities, and gratefulness in retirement are elucidated by many, and which also cover happiness with one's life.

One more thread or many more, of course, does not hurt.

Last edited by matisse12; 09-26-2017 at 05:08 PM..
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:47 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Just retired a few months ago and can concur with other posts about the positives of retirement. I am still relishing the novelty of not answering to anyone or happily pottering around my new retirement home, etc. but will probably get a bit bored soon. Fine. There's lots to do around here and I already have plans....when its right....oh but just one more day; not QUITE yet! There are some silly little pleasures that are almost better than the big ones:

Staying up late to watch an old movie without worrying about being braindead at work the next morning.
Being able to walk my dog during daylight all winter.
Presenting food to my python at midnight when HE prefers eating.
Going to the grocery store, recycling center, other errands in the middle of the workday when its quiet.
Actually being handed a package by the UPS guy or mailman before it gets soaking wet.
Dressing absolutely for myself.
No guilt over putting off house chores until tomorrow.
Noting the wistful dreaming on faces of my former co-workers.

One odd thing I miss is that little frisson of pleasure on the day before a long weekend or a holiday.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: R.I.
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Iím happy because after 2 awful years of battle followed by life-changing surgery, on August 10th we got the fantastic news that my husband, the love of my life, is Cancer Free.

Iím retired, he is back at work full time, just 3 months post surgery.

To me, most other stuff pales by comparison.
Great news about your husband!!! This coming December is 14 years for me. I can remember as if it were yesterday when I hit the 5 year mark and my oncologist discharged me from his care. He was a great doctor and it also helped that he was outrageously good looking , but that was a relationship break up I did not shed one tear over.

Wishing both you and your husband many years of health and happiness.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:56 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Lots of crappy stuff this AM (skunk caught in trap I set in the barn! I have pink eye again) but...... I woke up and on the floor by my bed, sound asleep, tucked in their blankets, were my 2 old adopted Dobermans, Guinness and Sarah. There is nothing more wonderful (except maybe a horse in the barn) than the comfort of my dogs near by.
I know what you mean. My two wonderful dobermans, Trilby and Dixie, have passed on but I now have a new love, molly, who looks like a dobie but she is only 50 lbs.

When you wake up each day and your dog and your spouse are in a good mood and you have nothing on your agenda for the day but to putter around and do whatever we old retired folks do then you know that life is good!
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