Retired at 58 and Bored but Happy Enough...
by John McD
Retired life is great! At least at first it was.
I have worked my whole life and going to work started to be a drag and I simply was not happy doing to anymore. Mostly because I would be so tired when I came home and just wanted to relax, watch television, eat dinner and go to sleep.
My children are all moved out already and even though I just had my wife with me I would still feel bad that we couldn't spend enough time together.
I do not belong to any organizations however me and my wife like to go to a church that offers bingo every Saturday night that we attend most Saturdays!
Now that I am home during the day I honestly get bored. I cannot stress that word enough.
I loved it for about a month then didn't know what to do with myself anymore.
I am 58 years old and live in Wisconsin. I am very lucky to have gotten to retire early. I worked with CMC Mechanical Services for 18 years. Before than I had my own landscaping business, talking about a lot of hard labor and to many hours.
I am financially stable as I retired early. I am now motivated to pick up a hobby or hobbies to keep me busy. Have not found a good one yet, everything I seem to do I like for a few days then get bored with it!
I used to eat out an awful a lot but now that I am home during the day with my wife we cook meals and do for food shopping.
Now our daily routine is waking up and having our coffee and maybe a small breakfast while reading the news paper. Then normally watching the news before we go out to stores or something like that. If we do not go anywhere in a day which is highly not like us, especially anymore, we work out in the garden or our yard! So my advice would be if your going to retire soon just make sure you have money coming in or have a savings so you can still live and have fun.
I myself do not collect social security checks because I apparently have to wait for 4 more years until I am 64. Thanks!