U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-21-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
1,850 posts, read 2,703,750 times
Reputation: 2583

Advertisements

Meaning, you did not go and get another job just to "stay busy".


I've met lots of people that retire after 30 some odd years and they go and get another job in order to keep busy.


I'm 40y/o and if I could "retire" today, I would. I have so many hobbies and interests, I'd stay busy, without working, until I was 150y/o.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-21-2014, 06:45 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
3,415 posts, read 3,995,347 times
Reputation: 3998
Sorry, not me.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
8,987 posts, read 5,308,773 times
Reputation: 33065
Not me, either. And knock on wood, I won't ever have to. I've enjoyed many facets of my working life but having to be anywhere at any certain time has always been an annoyance to me.

If I live to be a hundred Ill never get done with everything I want to do.

DH, on the other hand, is having difficulty accepting so much leisure time. After a year he went back part-time. Two years of that and finally he was ready to quit which he did. Within a month he'd called them back and told them he'd be "occasionally available."

He's the kind of guy that once he hits his groove, steady it goes. Some days that looks solid as a rock to me; other days it looks like stuck in a rut. Heh.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2014, 08:20 PM
 
31,108 posts, read 37,842,590 times
Reputation: 13406
Almost seven years and no thought of work
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
3,513 posts, read 5,821,910 times
Reputation: 7604
In two more months I'll be at the 10 year mark and have not done any paid work, although I put in lots of time as a volunteer.

Alas, I have not been able to retire from house and yard work but would love to.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
28,376 posts, read 47,373,598 times
Reputation: 33744
I have so many hobbies and interests, I'd stay busy,

Probably the case with most of us. If you have the right Gov or Military job, you will be retired at age 40.

My Spouse 'retired' at age 26, never a dull moment since...

As a retiree, I take PT / temp jobs for mutual benefit and additional learning and fun.

'Stay - busy' is never a need for my employment - money and healthcare is helpful but not primary (in my case). I could have been 'getting by' as a retiree since age 35 (my second retirement). Soon approaching #4 retirement

I have some expensive hobbies (farming, international travel, building energy houses, furniture, and metalwork).

Retire early, retire often.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
14,017 posts, read 19,333,176 times
Reputation: 32471
To Rocco Barbosa (the OP): From reading other threads which come at this same basic question from different angles, I know there are plenty of people who agree with you (whether they find their way here to post or not). So please do not feel alone.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2014, 09:24 PM
 
4,771 posts, read 3,905,632 times
Reputation: 14657
Retirement is a good thing for the majority of people who've worked many many years and found themselves becoming disengaged from it all. I for one don't waste any time putting off those things I love, photography, music, traveling, gardening, and just taking it easy when I feel like it. It's about owning your own time after many years of labor, often times that labor wasn't a "chosen career", more like a form of bondage to the reality of our financial needs.

A lot of people I've met don't share this sentiment, they were the fortunate ones who really enjoyed the work they did. Going back to something you love isn't all that hard to explain, I understand the ones who do so. Health, wealth, and family, if you've got this going on without working, you're fortunate also..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-21-2014, 09:35 PM
 
7,744 posts, read 6,044,030 times
Reputation: 17810
I have a problem with the idea of "staying busy." I do not have enough time to do all the things I need and want to do. Trying to stay busy never enters into my life, never has, never will. It is moving towards midnight and I am a tired and a couple of hours short of what I wanted to accomplish.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2014, 06:28 AM
 
4,839 posts, read 4,221,502 times
Reputation: 16581
I can't wait to retire in a couple of years. Work is seriously getting in the way of all my fun. Work after retirement? hell no!!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top