Retirement

United States
January 24, 2013 8:31pm CST
I just retired from my job as a substitute teacher. I'm happy that I can go to bed when I want to, get up when I want, do whatever I want to do each day. That's great, but I miss the people I used to work with.. We do meet for lunch several times a year, but it is not the same when you seem them at work, involved in the same things. I'm thinking of doing volunteer work.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
4 Oct 15
That is a good idea. I have thought of volunteering, but I do want to wait till retirement to do so. I have thought of volunteering at kidney foundation. They need volunteers for fund raising events, and to bring the patients to the dialysis center.
@Asylum (46823)
• Manchester, England
29 Jan 13
It is still over a year before I am due for retirement, but I am already eagerly looking forward to it. The option of choosing your sleep time as opposed to fitting it around employment is possible the greatest attraction for me. I also look forward to the free time which will allow me to do as I please without the usual restrictions. It is quite natural to miss the work colleagues because the amount of time we spend at work causes it to become a part of our social life. The same scenario applies when we change jobs, although it is not too long before other people replace the ones we left behind.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
25 Jan 13
oh wow that is wonderful if you ask me... good luck on your retirement and your plans on your free days. =) its great you thought of volunteer work, i think that should keep you really busy =)
@peavey (15865)
• United States
25 Jan 13
Retirement is a total readjustment of our lives! I think we don't realize what a change it is. It's like getting married or moving to another state - a total change of lifestyle. Volunteering is good if you don't have enough to keep you busy and you'll meet new friends, too. I've found the internet keeps me busy enough, along with my family and friends I see otherwise.
@ARIES1973 (9441)
• Legaspi, Philippines
25 Jan 13
Hi happielady! There is really nothing better than having a time to do the things that we love. You can go to a church or any non government institution for that. Have a nice day!