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Old 01-01-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Kronenwetter Wisconsin
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2017 was my first year tracking what I read. My goal was 52 and I hit 60. If I wasn't working full time I think it would be closer to 80.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I can't tell you the number of times I've been told "You're too young to be retired". I guess I have a baby-face or something. I think I'm going to start replying "You're too old to still be working". That'll make them think! ...
What a great idea!

The only person to give me any grief about retiring was my mother. I was her youngest and I was the first to retire. She wanted her children to reach retirement in the order of our births.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I remember the first weekend trip I took after retiring (2015/age 46). During the mid-afternoon on Sunday, I found myself thinking that I'd better start heading back home, and then caught myself. I extended the trip until Wednesday, just on principle.
Good for you

I have never done the Monday-to-Friday thing.

My career was better described as rotating-shiftwork. Most of the time work so many hours than have so many hours off, type thing. 7 months each year was underwater [working 6 hours on and 12 hours 'off'] and the rest of my time each year was 'in-port' mostly attending 'trainers' inside school buildings. For many years when I was not at-sea I would usually get one 'weekend' off each month. Though it was rarely Saturday-Sunday, a typical weekend might have been Tuesday-Wednesday, of something else.

My last assignment was 12 hour shifts, 12 on / 12 off, a month of 'day shifts' then a month of 'night shifts', back and forth. When we made the shift between days or nights, we got a straight 36 hours off as our 'weekend'. I did that for 3 years, it was armed in a combat zone [Kosovo].

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Old 01-01-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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So for you early retirees, how did you achieve it? Investments, sale of proprietorship, trademarks or patents sold?
Military and I did a lot of investments on the side.

After 20 years of Active Duty service my pension was mandatory. In a career field of 18 to 24-year-olds, anyone who is 30 is an old man.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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My career was better described as rotating-shiftwork.
Did this in health care work and I swear that a person who does this is going to curtail his life by a little bit - the body wasn't made to function on this sort of schedule imo.....I was miserable when I did it for any amount of time.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Did this in health care work and I swear that a person who does this is going to curtail his life by a little bit - the body wasn't made to function on this sort of schedule imo.....I was miserable when I did it for any amount of time.
I have changed time zones so many times, Arrgh.

All boats operate on Zulu time, so we had to keep a separate clock running, updated to where we were. To figure out that if we stuck a periscope up if the operator was going to see sunlight or night skies.

I am sure that it stresses your body.

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Old 01-01-2018, 05:43 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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One of the biggest problem with retirement is that you never get a day off!!
I took today off. It is New Year's Day. My new job is our range of motion class. I have worn our more swim suits since retirement than other type clothes.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I retired from full time work when I was 46, then completely on disability at 52. There are no cons. The biggest pro is that I dont have to try to look busy anymore.
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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I stay in the house during weekends and especially these (all too frequent) holiday weekends. Having to deal with the worker bees toodling around all day is nerve wracking.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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Like a country song, "Too Old to Retire (early) Now!"
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