4 + Years Retired Now and Loving Every Day!
It was just over 4 years ago that I retired from a place I had worked at since coming home from the Army in 1974. I was so ready and so glad I left at 62.
My only concern is how fast the day goes now...a week seems to be gone in just a few days and it's hard to get everything that I had wanted to do for that particular week finished.
My other concern is my vision seems to be getting worse in what could be an irreversible eye disease. I am even more overjoyed that I took retirement at 62 after hearing that a few days ago.
I have taken up trying to learn to play drums and that is tougher as you get older. I recently have added trying to learn guitar. I've built quite the man-cave in our lower level complete with a massive sound system with those big floor speakers from back in the day. I'm back to buying and collecting vinyl (especially 45's.)
For two years I have been writing a novel and I'm thrilled to have put it up on Amazon as an e-book a few weeks ago and now I have it up as a POD (print on demand) book. I don't expect to make any money on the book but that's not why I wrote it. I enjoyed the process, it was something I always wanted to do but never had the time. My wife was so shocked I think that I actually pulled that off. So many novels they say end up unfinished in a desk drawer.
I go to car shows when I have time and if I had more money I would look for another car to restore, something I did many times over the past 3 decades.
Don't just sit and watch TV! I've spent the past few years visiting family in nursing homes. They watch TV all day and they always say they wish they had done or could do certain things now that they just didn't do when they could have.
The clock's ticking folks-don't waste it.