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... good article...by now most of us are aware that retirement does not equal rocking chair... that we must stay plugged in to remain healthy...
I love being retired! I'm still very busy, but I get to do stuff at my own pace.
I no longer work but still seem to not have enough time to do the things I want to do. But I need to find time for more fitness as I no longer have the two flights of stairs to walk several times a day that I had at my place of work.
DH isn't retired yet but he's 66. The one thing I've told him repeatedly is that he definitely needs to pursue a hobby! He needs to find something worthwhile to keep his mind sharp!
This article is really saying to try to continue doing all the things that make your life healthy and worthwhile no matter what your age or stage of work. As a retired person, I still don't have time for everything I would like to do.
We love being retired!
I have been retired for nearly 6 years. I take care of my disabled wife and myself. I really enjoy, in my other time, doing next to nothing. Different strokes.
I live near a rest home and many women do volunteer work, but men are scarce. I know retirement is an adjustment. You don't feel you are contributing to anything. Volunteering could easily be the answer.
Enjoyed reading all the comments as I contemplate my renaissance!! Hoping to make the right decision!
Great comment from DoreenKnight64 -- that she married her husband for lunch also!
Sharing every meal with my husband would be wonderful. He is that kind of guy-- and I am so very fortunate to have married him. He stays busy in retirement, always working on some project. We both enjoy time with our grandchildren, and taking hikes on nature trails. Retirement well planned can be a very pleasant experience.
My parents during their retirement - dad does small business, keeping his mind active, mom's helping him and one time, both did veggie garden (mostly my mom and she got more tanned, hehe). My mom also does more tasks around the house, I think also getting creative on her sewing!
I sent this article to my parents. My father has been retired just over a year now. Both are working out at a gym together, but they do face a lot of new challenges, including financially. I hope they get some good ideas from it.
My parents are in their mid 70's. I plan to be active like them. They still go to the gym twice per week. lol Can you imagine the granny wear. lol They are always moving and that creates a great attitude and that is the way it should be, don't you think!
Loved this article! I have been retired for almost 9 years and my husband for the past 6. We tell people that the best thing about being retired is that we get to do the things we want to do, not just the things we have to do!! My husband has always loved to cook and was our "weekend chef" for many years as our family was growing up. When he retired he told me that he wasn't interested in doing the cleaning/laundry stuff, but he could do all the cooking if I was interested! It was "hard" for me the first year, and I do occassionally prepare a meal for us, but I have learned to enjoy not having to plan the meals or clean up after them--he does it all and loves it! He even brings my coffee to me each morning--am I one lucky gal, or what!? We do have our separate interests, but enjoy being together as well. I am the one who needs to lose the weight, and he is a great encourager to me...even learning to not use quite as much salt when he cooks now! We enjoy our days of retirement, and as we've heard for many years...we are busier now than we ever were...and love it!
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