Retirement

Retirement is great! As my retirement approached, I was worried that I was really too young to retire, and that I would have trouble finding things to do. Since retiring, I have come to realize that you can never retire too soon (assuming you can handle the financial strain), and it is not a problem finding things to do. When you are retired, every day is like Saturday. When was the last time you heard yourself say "Not another Saturday! I don't know what I'm going to do!"  After several years of retirement, I haven't found myself saying anything like that either! Of course I may be more fortunate than other retirees. I have spent years trying to do as little as possible in order to practise up for retirement.  Doing nothing is something that I excel at, so now that I am doing it professionally, it feels entirely natural.

Retirement does require a few adjustments to be made, however. For one thing, you have to put up with other people taking time off!  Whereas I used to live for weekends and statutory holidays, I now find they are a nuisance.  Any time I want to do some business, like go to a bank, drop into a store, see a doctor, etc. it is always a weekend or a holiday so nobody is around.  Working people take way too much time off!  On the other hand, I am glad that I can now take a day off myself whenever I want, and I know that it will not inconvenience anyone else.