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Old 03-23-2019, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Fields of gold
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Do you consider your anniversay the day your retired or the first day you were retired?


Not retired yet, but what a great question to ponder!!!!
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Center City
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My last day of work when I signed the papers was pretty sweet. And I really wasn’t expected to accomplish much that day. If it wasn’t done by then, it wasn’t going to get done.
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:44 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I remember the date as the last date on my batch before it expired, I was too lazy to renew it. Lol.
But I didn’t count on my memory so I pre-fill my retirement paper ahead. I will turn them in when I’m 62.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:37 AM
 
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Retirement begins the first day you sleep in, then wake up and say "I never need to go to work [there] again!"
My initial thought was that it would be like luv4horses says - the first day I slept in - and I remember waking up in the middle of the night and thinking "I never have to go back to that place again" and smiling as I went back to sleep. However, the date of my last day of work is the one stuck in my mind and will probably be the one I remember, as it was also the day we drove away from our home of 17 years for the last time to drive to our new home in a different state. Retirement/relocation in one.

I wish I'd had that sense of excitement and elation like Littlelu had, which we'd expected. I don't know if it hasn't hit us that we're really retired or if it coinciding with a move (and the preoccupation with packing and shifting our things over a 6 month period prior to retirement, buying furniture, etc.) gave us just too many things to be dealing with for any of it to register. It just felt and still feels like it was meant to be and waiting for us to step into - I think we were ready. We moved the timeframe up a few months and then our house sold much faster than we anticipated, so I think a bit of shock was involved.

I'm curious if others had and held onto the sense of elation and excitement or if others felt a less dramatic conclusion that that they may have expected.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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I remember the date of my last day at work as that's when I had to officially retire for all the various things related to dates- COBRA, annual income for Soc. Sec., etc.

Jan. 23, 2018, almost three months before turning 65.

I was sort of in shock because I stopped working nights after all those years on third shift and was planning to sell my house, buy a car, and move to my just-built house in Colorado, and had to emotionally detach from my community of co-workers, who gave me a marvelous send-off. I actually left early (middle of the night shift) my last night because I wasn't really needed, my supervisor wanted me to have the night free to drift around and say good-bye to people, and that was already done, so she escorted me to the front door, took my keys and I.D. and I hit the road at 3am. A good feeling although I knew I was facing a lot of stuff that needed to be done to move, and arrived in Colorado on April 23, 2018. My builder was still slamming in the washer/dryer. He never did come back to finish its closet.
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I honestly couldn't care less about what day I retired on. It was 8 and half years ago, give or take a couple months.
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Old 09-06-2019, 12:55 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Interesting, I still remover the date I was hired and the date I retired. At least it’s comforting to know that my memory has not gone as I was worrying about.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:04 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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I retired September 1st (1st day) but I left work a couple weeks before that and took vacation time just to get out. I don't actually recall my last day.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:16 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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My official date was 3 days after my 65th birthday, last October. I had all the paperwork signed and sealed months before. However, 6 weeks before that I fractured and dislocated my ankle....effectively ending my workdays.

I had enough sick time to skate all they way to retirement.

And now a year later I feel that’s my real separation date.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:34 PM
 
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The only date etched in my memory was my last drink.
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