Three Days to Freedom

@acelawrites (10931)
Philippines
June 27, 2016 2:56pm CST
Based on our timezone, he has three days more to go and it would be a "duty-free," hassle-free, stress-free status. It is Tuesday, June 28 on our timezone, and so on Thursday, June 30, he will step down.Someone new will be sitting on his desk. I am not talking of President Benigno S. Aquino III, but of my husband who will retire from his work on Thursday. It is an optional/voluntary retirement though he is not yet of a retirement age. We made the decision after he said he is already tired and wanted to let go of the stress from his work. So be it, I let him. At least he could do other things aside from rushing to work very early in the morning and return late in the afternoon. Hooray to retirement!
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Hooray for the stepping down..lol Glad that your husbsnd will have a rest now from working
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
For Pnoy? ha ha ha! Yes,he can rest a lot, unlike when working when he still has to attend to some calls, etc. which are work-related.
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@DianneN (77986)
• United States
27 Jun 16
Congratulations to your hubby! He will love retirement!!!! My husband retired early, but continued to keep busy with programs he developed. He fully retired when I did. Stress is not healthy.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
This is the best part that most working people look forward to. He has many plans and the best part of it is keeping healthy by exercising, walking a lot, etc.
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@DianneN (77986)
• United States
27 Jun 16
@acelawrites And eating healthy foods! Best of luck to him.
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@bunnybon7 (36480)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Jun 16
well here is hoping you all enjoy the coming days and years of retirement
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Thank you, @bunnybon7 . We are looking forward to that stress-free life.
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@Corbin5 (106169)
• United States
27 Jun 16
I think it is wonderful that your husband will retire. I really think he will enjoy it!
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Yes, @Corbin5 , and he plans to focus on exercising or we will think of a small business to still keep us busy.
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@Corbin5 (106169)
• United States
28 Jun 16
@acelawrites I think a small business would be so much fun! We are both retired, and we have had a good time so far. The freedom opens up so many possibilities.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
@Corbin5 glad to know you and your husband are also retired. It is such a nice feeling like we reached the top of a hill and claimed our prize. This time we have to reward ourselves for years of working.
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@KnehKnah (3475)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Please extend to your hubby my greetings: welcome to the world of the free! Yehey!
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Thanks, @KnehKnah , yes, it is the most-awaited freedom!
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@KnehKnah (3475)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
@acelawrites Been there since 2011. I tell you, I missed waking up too early to prepare for work and be home too late for the kids' homework, but, it was for few days only. Now? I can sleep for as long as I want and be with our kids, unli!
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
@KnehKnah and that is the best part of it, no more worries about being late for work and getting up early though the body does not want it. At last!
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Similar case with my husband and me. We also retired before our retirement age and we are now enjoying a new kind of freedom.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
I retired much early than him because I felt I would have a heart attack or stroke due to the stressful job I had. Working people should think like you and me so we can still enjoy what we had worked for so long. But one should be wise enough financially to totally enjoy retirement.
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
@acelawrites You must have money for your daily survival even if you don't work anymore, otherwise you will regret having stopped working.
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
27 Jun 16
A lot of companies are offering pay packages for those who retire early. Hope he finds something to keep him busy. Here it is still the 27th early afternoon.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Yes, we are advanced almost a day from your end. We are planning so many things to do to keep busy; I don't have any problems because I have sites like myLot and all other things that keep me busy everyday.
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
27 Jun 16
@acelawrites Good you are planning many things to keep him busy.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun 16
I'm sure you'll both love your husband being retired. My husband retired a couple of years early too. He was tired and stressed. We'd have some lovely years together since. I wish you every happiness.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Thanks, Judy; he (we) deserved it;to enjoy the fruits of our labor; we worked a lot, and now it is the time to enjoy life more. I am glad you and your husband are enjoying it together.
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• United States
28 Jun 16
Congratulations on his retirement! That's wonderful!
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Thanks, @missjessicadawn. I am so excited about it.
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@PatZAnthony (12641)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 Jun 16
We have heard retirement can be a wonderful thing for many people.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Yes it is so nice, after so many years of working day in and day out, at last he can have his reward.
@koopharper (6284)
• Canada
27 Jun 16
Hope you both enjoy your retirement time together.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Yes,we have so many plans to keep him (us) busy. Thanks, @koopharper.
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@RubyHawk (25107)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jun 16
It's wonderful if you can afford it, more time to do the things you enjoy.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
28 Jun 16
Indeed,it is wonderful; we just need to keep healthy to enjoy the things we wanted to do when he was so busy with his work.
@TRBRocks420 (77430)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Jun 16
Hooray to retirement indeed.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
Thanks, @TRBRocks420, I am excited about it.
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@jaboUK (53920)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun 16
Retirement is wonderful, there's more to life than rushing about working.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
So true, @jaboUK, life is not merely rushing to work and being stressed.
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