by Rodney V
I am still working but have put in my paperwork to retire on June 1, 2014. I am planning to take some time off before I commit to any activities like part time work or volunteering. How much time would fall into the normal range? Does this sound like a good approach.
Wendy: In retirement, there are no rules. What works for one person, doesn't for another. As a retirement manager for 25 yrs, never thought *I* would fall, but I did... I lost time and couldn't tell you what I did at some points in time.
You might be the type that will be happy never working or volunteering again... with plenty of activity in life to keep you happy and busy. Some folks love retirement and its "nothingness". Grin! New word there!
You might be too young to do nothing -- OR -- Maybe you have plenty of yard work, household work, to keep you busy here and there, or hobbies that you've never had time to enjoy while working full-time.
Retirement... it all kinda depends on YOU!
Retirees: what do you think?