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Old 01-24-2018, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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For some moving to be near your children works. For many others not so much. Reasons being they are too busy with their own lives and lack the time to stop by every day. Or they move every three years as they chase a career. Finally they may live in an area you hate. (seen all of these scenarios on the retirement forum). Live your life for you and put down roots.

We are fortunate that we moved to our retirement area 14 years before I retired so had the opportunity to get connected with people and the community 16 years ago. Mrs5150 is not retired yet. It is Great to be all settled and connected in one's retirement area before you retire.

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here is a list of previous threads on sharing one's wisdom as a retiree or older person:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/searc...rchid=31171359
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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For some moving to be near your children works. For many others not so much. Reasons being they are too busy with their own lives and lack the time to stop by every day. Or they move every three years as they chase a career. Finally they may live in an area you hate. (seen all of these scenarios on the retirement forum). Live your life for you and put down roots.
Not a retirement story (well it probably is by now), but a good story.

A classmate of a neighbor was getting married. Her parents (especially the mother) were the kind that had to decide everything for their precious little daughter. A good example is the mother going with the groom to pick out everything. His clothes, the flower arrangement he was going to hand her at the ceremony, his haircut, every little detail was decided by her.

The kids got married and he got a great job offer in Florida, so they moved. Less than six months later the father wrangled a transfer to the area and mom and dad moved in right down the street from the kids.

Jump forward two years. The kids had a baby, got divorced and moved. Him to a different state with a job transfer and her back to her home state.

There sit mom and ad in Florida. Wondering what happened and clueless about their involvement in the split up.
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:33 PM
 
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Do these links work?

One of the threads has 257 responses.

Counter to retirement wisdom-

Elder Wisdom Sharing Thread

your words of wisdom

Old Age and Wisdom

I have heard with age comes wisdom
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Don't count on living near the kids. Our kids grew up here, but followed opportunities as adults and both wound up in the pacific northwest. Our daughter raised her kids in the northwest and now as young adults on their own the live in different places in the northeast.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:01 PM
 
Location: SF, CA
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not a retirement story (well it probably is by now), but a good story.

A classmate of a neighbor was getting married. Her parents (especially the mother) were the kind that had to decide everything for their precious little daughter. A good example is the mother going with the groom to pick out everything. His clothes, the flower arrangement he was going to hand her at the ceremony, his haircut, every little detail was decided by her.

The kids got married and he got a great job offer in florida, so they moved. Less than six months later the father wrangled a transfer to the area and mom and dad moved in right down the street from the kids.

Jump forward two years. The kids had a baby, got divorced and moved. Him to a different state with a job transfer and her back to her home state.

There sit mom and ad in florida. Wondering what happened and clueless about their involvement in the split up.
omg!
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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My wisdom:
spend less time asking questions on the internet, and more time enjoying the life you have.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:17 PM
 
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My wisdom:
spend less time asking questions on the internet, and more time enjoying the life you have.
It's winter.

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Old 01-25-2018, 01:27 AM
 
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^^^My idea of hell.
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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to the ones who are retired..what advice would you give to the younger?

Scroll though this forum list, or do a search. There are many threads that answer your questions.
When people respond like this to an attempt to start a discussion thread it can be a downer to a new poster.

OP, my only advice is to just enjoy your delicious freedom for awhile and see what evolves. You might be surprised how your desires change once you get some open time in your life. Relax and enjoy!
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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Focus on your health and leading a healthy lifestyle in retirement.
It doesn't matter how much money you have or how big your dreams of retirement adventures and fun are -- if you lose your health you won't be able to enjoy any of it.
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