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Are You Flunking Retirement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getyoung View Post
    Straight A's, love it, my own schedule, no mind numbing meetings, it is truly wonderful.
    Good for you, getyoung, and welcome to Senior Forums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    I flunked retirement.

    It's a boring existence unless you have as much money coming in as you used to have to do the things you always did.

    I had to quit golf. Too expensive.


    My friend says."Nothing to do and all day to do it in".
    We still golf, but all of our golfing has been and still is done on our Wii Game in our living room.

    Former Pro Team Roper (Header) aka "Catch, Dally, Turn!"

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    There is no grading system in retirement. I'm a retired teacher. There are no incorrect answers. Seriously, why stress over "flunking" retirement. It's just silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post

    My friend says."Nothing to do and all day to do it in".
    Nowhere to go and plenty of time to get there! Been saying it for years. It's my signature line.

    Actually, I flunked four times. I'm acing #5.
    Retired. Nowhere to go and plenty of time to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolfromTX View Post
    There is no grading system in retirement. I'm a retired teacher. There are no incorrect answers. Seriously, why stress over "flunking" retirement. It's just silly.
    No one is stressing. This thread was created in fun... so yeah, it's silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolfromTX View Post
    There is no grading system in retirement. I'm a retired teacher. There are no incorrect answers. Seriously, why stress over "flunking" retirement. It's just silly.
    Carol, the title of the thread is from the original article linked in the first post. It was her statement, turned into a question.
    I am Flunking Retirement by LOIS BUSHONG

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    Flunking must be a good thing. If what I'm doing in my retirement is called "flunking" then I want to flunk everyday...morning, noon, and night.

    It's fun! When I wake up I only do the fun things I want to do...and throw in a few responsible things that add joy when completed. Unless I have a deadline, I don't worry about the responsible stuff that didn't get done because there's always more time tomorrow.
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    I am going to say I amgetting an F in retirement, fantastic, fun filled future, frisking, frolicking,


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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    I flunked retirement.

    It's a boring existence unless you have as much money coming in as you used to have to do the things you always did.

    I had to quit golf. Too expensive.

    My friend says."Nothing to do and all day to do it in".
    If your community has a senior center you will find many people there in similar circumstances and, quite possibly, similar interests. Also, such places open the door to new ideas that you may not have thought of. I had a similar situation years ago and heard some folks strumming away on guitars, mandolins, etc. and singing bluegrass. I am enjoying it to this day.

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    I want to get away from people in my retirement. They were the cause of all my stress. A senior citizen outlet is not the place for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    I want to get away from people in my retirement. They were the cause of all my stress. A senior citizen outlet is not the place for me.
    And yet, here you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBreeze View Post

    I must be passing with flying colors, I never feared or was overwhelmed and confused on what I should do with my days after retirement. I worked and saved toward that day, looked forward to it, and breathed a sigh of relief when I finally made it there...early retirement. I had no debts and saved what I thought would get me through to my last day, still live within my means like I always did. In retirement I'm enjoying my life, doing what I want and when I want, and enjoying nature, something I had very little time to do during my working years, hard to do punching a clock and spending most of your days inside a building working for someone else to earn a paycheck.

    Great post !

    I've had the same wonderful early retirement... 11 years and counting... "enjoying my life, doing what I want and when I want."

    We are blessed

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