Retired May 01, 2020 YIKES!!!

by Woody
(Markham Ontario )

After 30 years of service as a Property Manager, I was relieved to turn my cell phone off.

9 months later, finding that my so called friends have subsequently forgotten how to use their cell phones.

Expectations of what one might hope to be involved with, disintegrated under the global conditions.

If you feel this would possibly be a good time to retire think again, with little to zero available to explore stay working until the global situation revives.

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Retired May 1
by: Anonymous

I retired on 28 Feb 2020.
Then lock down from Mid March.

Looking back, I am thankful to God for the transition.

The lockdown allowed me to build a routine for a permanent move from working to retirement.

Spend time preparing breakfast, daily walk, devotion, business and market news before hitting out for lunch. Nap in the afternoon, catch up news and tea with friends. Housework and dinner at home. Daily church prayer meeting via Zoom since no physical meeting.

Just be thankful daily and trust in God to see me through.

Wendy: Great Perspective!!

Life is available right now
by: Leaking Ink/MA

Life is available right now—even during Covid-19. Seize the day!

Agree with Wendy
by: Anonymous

I also retired in April 2020 and have been asked "Why NOW during COVID?" The main reason was that I wanted to be away from the workplace and stay home where it was safe.

As it turned out, I was going to take a year off anyway before getting involved in any other activities. I wanted to see what all was out there before committing to anything.

And during this year of isolation, I am learning more about myself and what interests me.

I am thankful each day that I had the opportunity to retire. So many people never get that chance.

Planning is everything
by: Jeanne Savelle/Atlanta

Most people retire without considering important issues such as leaving professional relationships.

Our generation is the first to enter retirement without planning it like we did our lives prior to this stage. Our parent's generation didn't live nearly as long and retirement was more defined.

Today, we need to plan: for finance, physical health, friendships, purpose, mental/emotional health, location, lifestyle, spiritual aspects.

You might take some time out to think about what you want your life to be like for the next 30 years. It is a great opportunity to do what you always wanted to, to make a difference, to give back, to learn and grow!

Glad I Retired 26 Years Ago Instead Of Now
by: Anonymous

I would not have retired 26 years ago if COVID 19 was like Dec 2020. I would definitely hold off until COVID is over.

Yeah, but...
by: Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach

Woody --

On the other hand, you are safe from COVID and don't have to be in the workplace right now? Surely that is worthy of a Thank You Universe for allowing me to retire?

Now -- you could be planning for when everything is open again, what will you do in your retired life?

You might consider your options, we all have many, and plan for 2021 when life is available again!

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