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Thread: Alan, is this the first day of the rest of your life?

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    I get giddy over others’ retirements because I know how wonderful it will be. I relive my last day at work and still think it was the best day of my ‘working-out-of-the-home-for-money' career. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Once I get fully immersed in doing what I want, when I want, I'm afraid there may not be enough hours in each day.
    Indeed. I have heard so many retirees mention how much busier they are now than they were when they were working. I suspect not having a 50-60 hour per week occupation on their schedule has something to do with that.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

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    Congratulations!

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    Coming in late to this party, but congratulations, Alan! Motorcycles, books, good food, some cool home projects, music...the ideal retirement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
    Coming in late to this party, but congratulations, Alan! Motorcycles, books, good food, some cool home projects, music...the ideal retirement!
    Thanks, I'm one week and a day into the rest of my life and I'm amazed at how much lighter I feel.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    ... I'm amazed at how much lighter I feel.
    Glad to hear it! Enjoy!
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Congrats, Alan! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Thanks, I'm one week and a day into the rest of my life and I'm amazed at how much lighter I feel.
    Retirement almost makes aging worthwhile--the world is now officially your oyster!

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    Congrats!!
    Float On: My "Happy Place" is on my little kayak in the coves of Table Rock Lake.

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