Retirement, Not What I Pictured
January 29, 2018 12:58pm CST
Years ago when I stitched this little piece I had an entirely different idea about retirement. I thought this little saying was funny but inaccurate. In my mind retirement was days of leisure each person doing their own thing. In my case it just isn't so. I find myself joined at the hips at times with my husband. I thought we would each have our own hobbies and would be able to do things separately and together that we had always wanted to do. Again, not so. We have not had the leisure time to enjoy hobbies and find that we are busier now than we were when we both worked full time. Go figure. Who ever said that retirement was boring was wrong, at least i
22 people like this
• United States
I took care of my mother, she passed away, we are getting ready to sell one of our homes. I have been in and out of the hospital with an operation, heart attack, and stroke. Hurricane Irma hit us so we did a lot of clean up, well the hubby actually did. My youngest an oldest daughter each had a baby. My youngest daughter had a heart attack after giving birth.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
@HazySue Yes, I do know what you mean. I was never so busy as when I retired. But it's a good busy because I'm doing what I want to do, not what someone is telling me I need to do. Lot more fun that way. And you can take a day off if you want.
• United States
I forgot to figure in the care of my elderly Dad into our retirement. For 6 years, we have been stuck and cannot go anywhere. We tried once, but were called back to handle another medical emergency regarding Dad. We planned to stay a month in FL, but nope, only 4 days and back to our Chicago suburb we had to come. Many retirees are in the same position we are, so we will continue to care for Dad and stay put.
• Corsham, England
I love that picture. Retirement wasn't what I expected either. I looked forward to having complete freedom to do what I wanted but instead I was asked to take on custody of my granddaughter, I love her and wouldn't have it any other way but I sometimes envy people who can do as they wish and are not tied down at all.
• Greencastle, Indiana
ha ha ha well it's not too late to flip that around if you really thought about it how is it said you can do a lot if your willing to change your thoughts about it. We're both retired & do JUST that, though the $ isn't right but we seem to manage we each have our own place we're not stuck at the hips & we have our own things we do.