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Old 02-09-2014, 10:21 AM
Location: land of ahhhs
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I found this thread at the bottom of the page under the "similar threads" header. Some great stories here, and at least a few of the posters are still active on city data. I'd love to hear how life has evolved over the past 5 years. And also, I bet there are some who missed the original thread who could offer some more vicarious "lifestyle porn". Please share!

Interestingly, the OP (who has not posted to City Data of late) mentioned he was researching a book and starting a blog/website called topretirements com. Imagine that.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:14 PM
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Interesting thread. For me, I'm always been interested in those two psychological states of retirement, 'BR' and 'AR'. I don't think I need to spell it out...;-).... Everybody who 'retires' goes through them. I think I have never understood the word 'freedom' until now. How to pick? What to pick as far as interests and there sure are many. Life's gonna get interesting these next few years..;-)..Some of you have done well!
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:38 AM
Location: Connecticut
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Thanks to everyone for relating the wonderful stories of retirement you are living. And to Mastequila for resuscitating this thread, too long dormant. My book idea turned into a series of 12 articles about Adventurous Retirements, which probably provided a better audience. You can read those under this link: Adventurous_Baby_Boomer_Retirement_Lifestyles

We love to hear how people are retiring and what they are doing to celebrate their new freedom. Keep 'em coming, and thanks for all your great ideas!
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:43 AM
Location: Columbia SC
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Originally Posted by somwhathip View Post
Hello, I am doing some research for a new book about baby boomer retirement lifestyles. I am looking to find what people are doing that is really interesting and groundbreaking in retirement. Like professional volunteers, hobbyists, new careerists, moving to new location and starting over, family person, etc. If you are doing something you think is pretty cool in retirement, or you know someone who has reinvented him or herself after getting the gold watch, post it here or contact me directly. I will let you know how it is going, thanks!

I am working on shooting my age (golf) and that is one hell of a challenge.......LOL
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