Retirement is Great!

by Ken P
(New York City, NY)

I retired almost a year ago and was very nervous about how I would occupy my time and my mind. Although I felt excited about retiring, it also made me anxious.

Since I am not married, I have been able to read many of the books that I have been meaning to read. I take about an hour every morning to read without interruption.

Then, I make breakfast and read the newspaper to try to understand what is going on in the world. I think that when I was working, it was very easy to distance myself from such news, but now that I have the time, I am very caught up on current events globally. I like how it makes me feel.

I try to exercise a bit because I want to maintain a health heart and healthy body. This is also good for my mental health because it allows my mind to wander in ways that it cannot during daily tasks.

As a resident of New York City, there are many ways to occupy my day. I visit museums and walk the streets. I have also become part of a retirement club in which a bunch of retired folks meet once or twice a week to go to the movies, go to lunch, or just to spend time together. We try to do new and fun things together like bowling or a little getaway outside of the city.

I have to say that my life in retirement has been filled with excitement, happiness, and a carefree attitude. I am so grateful for my life as it is today.

Although I do not have a wife to share this experience with, I have found that sharing it with myself is quite a pleasure.

Each night, I come home and pray for the many blessings that I have received in my life. Retirement has made my life a true treasure.

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Retirement is Great!
by: Anonymous

I lived in NY for ten years when I was single many years ago. I loved NY because I was into ballet, theatre, the great restaurants, etc. It is also a great place to meet people and there are many groups to join that interest you.

Sounds like you are on the right track re your retirement - be happy!

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