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Old 04-22-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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We retired two years ago and have yet to be bored. I hope you don't sit at home waiting for something to come to you to unbore you. Get up and out and moving!

Things that keep us from being bored...
- Walk 2-3 miles a day with our puppy
- Genealogy
- Photography
- Woodworking
- Trips in our RV
- Travel: spend at least 2 mos a year in HI
- Have sleepovers with the grandchildren
- Volunteer at the homeless shelter, animal shelter
- Landscape and Gardening, as we have several acres
- Visit with our neighbors
- Read
- Computerize the family photo albums

I'm sure I forgot a few things, but there is a whole world out there but you'll never see it from inside a house.

We have NEVER missed our jobs and never once, looked back. Everyday is a gift!
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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I come to the City-Data forum and torture people. Not. Ok, well maybe a little.

Yep;never has tie fot aht when i was wrokig. May that eans we eevn have time for the more boring ;useless things i life now;LOL.Maybe the answer to all those questions on how much wil i need or waht did you do that alowed you to retire early is spend the time wasted on forums in making it come true.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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It really depends on where you retire - I can see the possibility of boredom in northern states in the middle of winter.
Only if you let yourself become bored. I'll admit that it is harder to get out and do stuff, but there is plenty of stuff to do inside and you can always start planning your move to Florida
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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We retired two years ago and have yet to be bored. I hope you don't sit at home waiting for something to come to you to unbore you. Get up and out and moving!

Things that keep us from being bored...
- Walk 2-3 miles a day with our puppy
- Genealogy
- Photography
- Woodworking
- Trips in our RV
- Travel: spend at least 2 mos a year in HI
- Have sleepovers with the grandchildren
- Volunteer at the homeless shelter, animal shelter
- Landscape and Gardening, as we have several acres
- Visit with our neighbors
- Read
- Computerize the family photo albums

I'm sure I forgot a few things, but there is a whole world out there but you'll never see it from inside a house.

We have NEVER missed our jobs and never once, looked back. Everyday is a gift!
Curious about Hawaii - do you rent a condo?
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I just got home from work. My job requires me to do ten things at once with more always being added. Management is comprised of a bunch of arrogant bastards and even with the bad economy good people are leaving.

I am too tired to persue interests in the evening. I come home and nap. Bottom line;

I wanna be bored, I wanna be bored, I wanna be bored. Oh please, gods of retirement, let me live long enough to someday chuck all that and be bored!
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I can understand that Minervah just wants to be bored because of a high pressure job, and I have no doubt that retirement will be wonderful in that respect for a while. How long this while will be is impossible to say (since we are all different); could be a few months, could be longer, maybe a lot longer. But I predict that eventually, Minervah will come to see the boredom itself as a problem to overcome and will seek out activities (but not hectic or high stress ones). I realize it may sound arrogant to predict what any other person will experience, but it seems to me this outcome is just about inevitable.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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So far I haven't had the time to think about being bored. Spent almost a year after retirement researching other states, economies, etc. and did some travel to check some places out. Made our choice, bought a house and moved last September. Since then it's been upgrades, furnishing and appointing, yard work and lots of travel through our new home state seeing the sights with many more places to go and things to do. Traveled to another state to visit family and meet a new granddaughter. This summer we're flying an older granddaughter out for 10 days with activities planned to keep us all busy. After the first of the year it's back to our former state for a daughter's wedding and to visit other family and friends.

What was the question again?
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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I can understand that Minervah just wants to be bored because of a high pressure job, and I have no doubt that retirement will be wonderful in that respect for a while. How long this while will be is impossible to say (since we are all different); could be a few months, could be longer, maybe a lot longer. But I predict that eventually, Minervah will come to see the boredom itself as a problem to overcome and will seek out activities (but not hectic or high stress ones). I realize it may sound arrogant to predict what any other person will experience, but it seems to me this outcome is just about inevitable.
Funny, I have the impression after reading many of Minervah's posts that she would be one of those resourceful people who would have no trouble finding things to do to stave off boredom.

I think your assumptions reveal more about yourself. The world holds so many fascinating things. Boredom is simply not a problem for an inquisitive and engaged mind. I was a lot more bored at my job than I have been since retirement.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Escort Rider: Thanks for the concern. I'll let you know as soon as the boredom begins to become boring.

Tesaje: Thanks for the vote of confidence. You really get it. And I think you are 100% right about the "problem" of boredom.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default To Tesaje:

Your assumptions about me are not unreasonable in the context of my post, but they happen to be incorrect. My remarks were based on my observations of others. While I don't like to go on and on about myself, I will state for the record that I have not been bored in retirement and that I agree an inquisitive and resourceful mind will find the world an engaging place. My ongoing activities have included professional motorcycle riding and running the chess club at a middle school, among many others.
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