June 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm #790ellenkbParticipant
Not quite old enough (59) but taking advantage of my husband’s great financial planning.
Have a list a mile long of stuff I am going to do – really excited!June 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm #13752GoodyParticipant
on your retirement and on your smart planning husband. Hope you enjoy this new phase of your life!
GoodyJune 18, 2010 at 5:58 pm #13753imported_JennMParticipant
Soon you will be so busy, you’ll wonder how you ever made the time to go to work! (Or so that’s what I’ve heard…)
JennJune 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm #13755
You will LOVE being retired!!! A new phase of life! And just think you are young enough to enjoy it! I retired a year ago at 56, (after working for 38 years) – and I don’t know where the days go (like JennM said) – they just fly by…but it’s on your time not the bosses! All the best!June 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm #13757Carol JParticipant
Early retirement is a blessing. Enjoy every minute.June 18, 2010 at 8:34 pm #13763DeeLanParticipant
I remember the day I quit working I felt like a kid out of school for summer vacation. At first it was strange after having school to go to then working for 30+ years. I felt guilty but that quickly faded and now I don’t want to remember what it was like having to get up for work every morning.
The good thing is Don and I only got married 7 years ago and since we know we won’t have 5o+ years together (unless we both live to be 100) and he’s was able to take early retirement so we’ve got all this time to enjoy each other’s company.June 18, 2010 at 8:54 pm #13766shadowParticipant
I have been retired for six years and I have never looked back. No regrets whatsover.
My advice – Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!!June 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm #13769kprstrsParticipant
Great job…Congratulations!!!June 18, 2010 at 10:19 pm #13773BonbonParticipant
didn’t know what to do with myself so went back to work for another six years. At least I got full Social Security then. This time I made it.
Congratulations on your acheivement. Enjoy it while you’re young. There’s nothing like getting up in the morning and being able to do whatever you darn well want to. The only problem I’m having now is I can’t sleep any later than I did before. My eyes just pop open at 6:15. That’s just not fair!June 18, 2010 at 11:43 pm #13775
(after getting up at 4 or 5 a.m. for 38 years), is 7:00 a.m. even on weekdays (which when you’re retired every day is a weekend)! I just can’t seem to sleep any longer no matter how much I try to sleep later…either all those years of conditioning to wake up so early or I’m just older and don’t need as much sleep! Although, a nap in the afternoon after Day’s is over on the couch for 20 minutes is very nice! And we sure didn’t get to do that at work, (and that’s when I really needed one!)!!!June 19, 2010 at 10:43 am #13778ellenkbParticipant
it is 6:40 Saturday AM and I have already walked the dog! My eyes also fly open at a ridiculously early hour!
Here is what I am looking forward to: no more commuting on the PA tpk, no more timesheets, no more performance reviews, no more setting work goals, wearing shorts every day this summer, seeing my grandchildren during the week, exercising every day, and taking Yoga! NAPS! What a concept! Plus I have a ton of other things of a more serious nature that I will be doing. Woo Hooooooooo!June 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm #13797luckeyParticipant
I’m still as excited today as I was on my first day of retirement! I reached the sassy age of 60 in January and as a public employee had this option. I have a list of things I want to get done around the house and farm and I’m crossing them off as I go. My first week, I cleaned three closets and donated a ton of clothes to charities. I am sooooo happy for you! All my retired friends told me that Sunday nights are the best night of the week…Monday can be whatever you want it to be!! ENJOY!!June 20, 2010 at 12:59 am #13798
the favorite night of the week…(we only had one more day of work before the weekend!)…I don’t dread MOANdays anymore! That is great!June 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm #13831Misty004Participant
I am right behind you. I will be retiring next January….lots of mixed feelings…its hard to let go when you have worked for so long.
I am looking forward to the time with my hubby (he has been home for 5 years already), and to all the new adventures that will be coming.
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