Retirement: Time is going too fast
by michael cullip
Since I retired I find it hard to find things to do, I have a very small pension so I am quite restricted as to the things to do. Even so I find that time goes very fast.
A week then a month are gone in a flash. I have been retired for five years now and it feels like it was only last year that I retired.
Time just seems to go too fast.
Yes it does!! Time flies...
At first, newly retired, you aren't used to having time... so it might move slowly. In no time at all, time flies.
I wrote a 2nd year of retirement blog post saying "I lost 2011..."
I was here, conscious, I did some work on my website, but I quite honestly cannot point to anything I really DID, an accomplishment, that year!
This is what I kept telling retirees at the Christmas Luncheon this year.... when you work, at the end of the day, after working 8 hours, you stop and grocery shop. You then come home, do dinner, put away groceries and do the dishes, and finally rest for the night.
Retired... "what did you do today?" Reply: "I grocery shopped." I say this like it was a accomplishment, like I should be proud of shopping. Grin! Are you kidding me, Wendy? You shopped, that's it, no big deal... yet it makes me feel like I actually DID something.
It took the same hour it always took, but its my big accomplishment of the day... (sometimes shopping, sometimes lunch, sometimes taking my folks to a doctor appointment). Big deal accomplishments for me... you too?
P.S. I will admit I often sit here, working on my website, from 7am to 7pm, with a few Facebook checks in between. Hmmmm, so that's where my time goes??