Posted by jimh269b on Sunday, March 6, 2011
well i have heard a lot of folks who said that being retired is the only way to go,well its not for me,im going back to work
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @8:43:18 AM
Retirement can be boring if you don't have other things in your life that are more important than work and the people there. Many times working satisfies the need to socialize and interact with other people. As social animals we are attracted to that aspect of work.
Retirement for me means, that I can associate with the people that I respect and want to be around. When I worked I had to be around those that added little to my life. In fact, some detracted from it.
I no longer drive 35 miles amongst idiots to be where I don't want to be and interface with people that I don't respect. I no longer feel queezy on Sunday night because I think about how my weekend reprieve is coming to an end. All of that is gone and I am a happier me.
I admit that you do need things to fill your time, even if it is to slink off to the den to play your banjo or just look at the inside of your eyelids.
All of us have different neeeds and wants. If you need and want to go back, do so, life is not a rehearsal for something else. This is it. Good luck and I hope that your decision is good for you.
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @9:17:36 AM
Gosh being retired! I really don't know how i had time for work! There are a lot of things for me to do, because i own an old historical house. I like my time alone, when the wife is working. I, too, don't have to drive 30 miles to work, and put up with a lot of B.S. I love living with the attitude that i can do what ever i want. I play banjo, I read, I sleep, I exercise, I spend time on the computer, I work outdoors in our garden, etc...and I like to sleep. (i learned that from my cat). I do miss all of my friends at work though, but being active is the key to retirement.
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @9:20:46 AM
That's a tough decision Jim. God luck. Ron
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @11:31:01 AM
I love being retired. I get up when I want, eat when I want, shop when I want, sleep when I want. No boss bothering me about getting something done or eating me out because I didn't do what was supposed to be done.
No, retirement isn't for everyone, but it sure is for me. I get to go to festivals early and join in jams for several days, get to go to festivals I never could have before because of time restraints. Can travel when I want to or stay at home when the weather is cold, hot or mild.
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @12:25:05 PM
Jim, make sure its somethng you really like to do...
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @1:18:30 PM
I live in Missouri where it has snowed like crazy, I spent Jan and feb in Texas where it was hot and played outside almost everyday. At home I usually play at least 3 jams a week. I couldn't do all this a work. I am busier in retirement than when I worked, and loving every minute of it.
The Bluegrass club meets this friday, lots of jaming that night, and the festivals will start in April, where has the time gone? well I better go practice
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @3:07:36 PM
If you don't need the money,volunteer work is very rewarding.
Sunday, March 6, 2011 @3:12:55 PM
Hey Jim, you've got enough time in to know your own mind - do what makes you get up in the morning.
Just don't stop the pickin' ;)
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