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Old 08-25-2019, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I've been retired since 2010. Maybe that's my reason. People assume I am, anyway.
The other day going through a fast food place, the lady asked me if I was a senior. I laughed to myself and said yes. Once I got through getting my food, I thought I should have said no, I graduated.

LOL...don't you hate when you come up with a 'snap answer' later? Happens all the time.


The other day I went to the doctor about my COPD. He listened to my lungs and said, "Your lungs aren't happy". I said, "Well, that makes three of us". He just looked at me. I'm not doing too bad these days but I've lost too much weight and need to work on that.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Please get well. I love reading your posts!
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Please get well. I love reading your posts!

Doin' my best and thanks! I am doing well, really. Just this little 'inconvenience' I got goin' on.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Doin' my best and thanks! I am doing well, really. Just this little 'inconvenience' I got goin' on.

I know a few people who deal with COPD.

I understand it can be a struggle.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:10 AM
 
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I was caught by this thread because it never occurred to me that people lied about being retired.

Then I got to this quote: "We need to think about who we will be - who we want to be when our formal career ends...."

Talk about Cloud Cuckoo Land over-planning.....could only make sense to someone who thinks they are their career.

It's been almost three decades already, probably a bit tardy to start thinking about "who we will be...." at this point. Alas, I guess.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5STIsyN7D60
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:22 AM
 
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Like the comments above.

My take is there are two types of retirees.

First, those that hated work and love retirement. When you ask them they never mention their past.

Second, those that loved work and love retirement. I always follow the word retired with my past profession.
There's actually a 3rd category. Those who "retired early" from one profession and pivoted to a new profession or job.

Eg 1: a former sheriff who retired after 25 years in the force and then decided to pursue a different career. Didn't hate their work, but were ready to leave and do something else entirely.

Eg 2: Someone who made a lot of $$$ before age 45 and retired from that career and eventually went a different path, using their skills to do something else like start a new business, consult, etc
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:55 PM
 
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There's actually a 3rd category. Those who "retired early" from one profession and pivoted to a new profession or job.

Eg 1: a former sheriff who retired after 25 years in the force and then decided to pursue a different career. Didn't hate their work, but were ready to leave and do something else entirely.

Eg 2: Someone who made a lot of $$$ before age 45 and retired from that career and eventually went a different path, using their skills to do something else like start a new business, consult, etc
Fourth category: Loved the job -- or not -- and either hates or doesn't thrive in retirement.
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:12 AM
 
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I am retired. My part time job is babysitting my eight month old grandson and grown up husband. I also like tai chi and hula lessons. I like to check out the sales on the internet and buy my grandson used toys. Sometimes I go on vacation and buy mindless stuff.
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Old 08-31-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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Worried about becoming irrelevant or missing the meaning of work?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

As if waking up before the crack of dawn to crunch numbers in a cubicle and deal with irritating bosses and coworkers on a daily basis is something that I will miss at all. Yeah right!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-31-2019, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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I am proud and happy to be retired and it would never occur to me to lie if someone asks me what I do for a living. I earned my retirement and wouldn't go back to a career if they tripled my salary.
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