Being in Florida, as you are ...guessing it won't be hard for you to make friends if you want to.I do have quite a few hobbies But they’re mostly solitary and nature. I’m not a real card player and I’m not too sporty LOL I like to swim though and I have a pool in my backyard so joining the YMCA for the pool would be a waste of money. I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually or maybe I won’t LOL I’m pretty happy but just trying to get adjusted to my new surroundings my husband says it takes me a very long time to get used to new things he’s absolutely right
Everything you said !!! I feel the same way!!!!No regrets, been retired for two years now and I still pinch myself (only once a day now)! Sometimes if I feel a little bored, which is not very often, I just think back to the mind numbing meetings, politics, deadlines, etc, and I am instantly cured. It has exceeded my expectations and I just love the freedom!
I feel exactly the same way this morning/Monday I was sitting having my coffee looking at my lit Christmas tree and recollected two years ago when at the same time I’ll be running around like a maniac getting ready for work and dreading every minute of it....I heaved a long sigh of relief and contentment and continued to enjoy my coffee in the company of my husband in peace and quiet, anyone that can retire should retire unless they absolutely love their job.Everything you said !!! I feel the same way!!!!
Feel sorry for those poor "lonely desperate widows" that would let you chase them...lol.I retired in 1997. That lasted about two months. I was unable to accept not working so went back to work. Three years ago, at age 70, I was ready to try it again. A side effect of working 53 years is you have more money to enjoy the fewer years you have left. Now I spend each day in The Florida Keys fishing, looking forward to meeting friends at happy hours and chasing lonely desperate widows. I think I could have enjoyed this at an earlier retirement age.
Find it interesting that those of us that traveled extensively for work don't care much for traveling (as a general rule) after retiring and those that haven't traveled a lot, would like to travel more after retiring . It is what it is.I guess my biggest regret is that I did n’t work hard to make money and I ca n’t travel around the world after retirement
It's human nature, we always want what we don't have. I have naturally wavy hair and would prefer straight, my sister had straight and permed her hair to be wavy. LOLFind it interesting that those of us that traveled extensively for work don't care much for traveling (as a general rule) after retiring and those that haven't traveled a lot, would like to travel more after retiring . It is what it is.