Anyone Here Retired?? Or Know Someone Who Is?

retirement - poster saying retirement
@devideddi (1436)
United States
January 31, 2007 7:14pm CST
And if so did you move to Florida? Just kidding about Florida. I am interested in what its like. Is it all its cracked up to be? I mean is it comfortable and relaxing? Are you glad you don;t have to get up and go to work? I am looking forward to it but it might drive me crazy not working every day.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Im not retired but Iknow people who are. It doesnt seem like they miss work. I cant wait untill I can do that. I will love it Im just telling you now just incase I dont when Im older.heheheh
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I have known people who failed at retirement you need to plan it well or you just may be working at walmart as a greeter.
@sharon613 (2323)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Most of my elderly relatives here in Florida are retired. If you call being self-employed retired, then I would say me and my hubby as well.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Feb 07
So exciting! Time to do all those things that you though, oh not now, later.!! Just keep yourself busy with interesting things. A down day with nothing at all is not a bad thing either. Those that last the longest in retirement often find themselves volunterring or working part time somewhere. You will be lost possibly for a week or so, then you will slowly start getting into some of those projects, or traveling, or reading etc. That will keep you busy. Have fun!! Oh, we will be able to see more of you around here! lol
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
1 Feb 07
it all depends on what part of Florida you are moving too. St. Augustine is great. Walt Disney World is nice for a vacation. I have lived here for almost 35 years of my life.I was born here in Florida.
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
8 Feb 07
My FIL is retired. He has a nice home, but he does spend his weekends taking care of HIS father (who is 103 years old) but he's very involved in his church, seems to enjoy taking care of his plants, and does a lot of video and computer work - putting together videos for the family. I guess he gets to do the things he enjoys with no deadlines or anything. I can't imagine ever getting to retire. My husband and I are going to start a farm, so I don't think we get to retire, unless we sell all the animals and stop working the land. It'll be a different future for us.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I am retired from the military but not from work. It is something you move into I am told it takes great planning and foresight. You dont want to fail at retirement but I am sure that many people do. Dont make it a sudden change. Start your transformation in stages. You work everyday just at different things. You choose to spend your time instead of others spending it for you. Time has always been your most precious commodity now you get to choose how to spend it.