I Am Retired

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 125 People


    Does retirement mean that you are being put out to pasture? No way!! Retirement means that you have met the requirement age that the government says you can take a rest if you want to. A lot of people rest and others keep on ticking like the energy bunny. We are meant to go for...
    61-65, F
    Nov 16, 2008

    Retired And Exiled To Arizona

    Its some what of I surprised that I stumbled upon this site, I am just wondering how many other people have found them selves in the same situation that I have been put in. A bit over 5 years ago, I was given notice that my job was being eliminated, and by a twist of irony...
    GTHawkguy GTHawkguy
    61-65, M
    6 Responses Apr 7, 2010


    I retired from teaching, but that was only one part of my life and now I am moving on to a new stage in my life. I have too many family responsibilities right now, but want to go back to school to learn more technology of computers which was not available my first time...
    ohio223 ohio223
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2009

    Not A Good Idea

    It is not a good idea to retire for a couple of years and then go back and think things will be the same, things are not the same. I've changed, that time and that vocation is so over for me.
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2012


    Back in 1962 I was on my first job as an apprentice with MILLWRIGHT LOCAL UNION # 740 The job was the building of Ohrbachs Department Store at Roosevelt Field in New York
    clayton71740 clayton71740
    70+, M
    Jan 29, 2012

    I Am Married, Retired And Have A Son And Four Beautiful Grandchildren. I Love To Read And To Go On The Internet. My Husband Of Many Years And I Enjoy A Quiet Life

    I am tired of the lies and deceit of the DC politicians, especially Obama who seems to be doing a hatchet job on our Constitution and our way of life, Government, is too intrusive and the attack on the Catholic Church, is a big sign he wants to control every facet of our lives...
    jtmfc jtmfc
    70+, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2012

    I have been retired for 23 years

    and I live on my own. I find plenty to do but I must admit the mornings are often very leisurely.I do my own shopping, cooking laundry and cleaning.I also make sure go out to meet and visit people as i don't want to be come a recluse.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 19, 2015

    I love retirement. I just wish I could aford it.

    I retired last year and thought with a little trimming of expenses I could finely retire. I figured that I could probably work a couple more years but seeing as the toll my physical labor was taking on my body, I wondered in what shape I would be in, by that time. So I chose...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2015

    I've Been Retired For Three Years From the County

    I worked as a Family Services Specialist for 23 years.  It was the hardest job I've ever loved!  For the first two years after I retired, I went back for a few months each year and made a small pile of money, which I spent in travel ling.  I first went to Vietnam...
    nanasherilee nanasherilee
    61-65, F
    Feb 26, 2009

    End of My World

    I loved teaching. I got sick in 2002 and had to take a medical retirement. There are not words to tell you how bad I felt. I lost my chosen career and my health. However, my wife and family were still with me and I have rebuilt my life as best I can. I love my soul mate.
    Dewduster Dewduster
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2009

    Doing a Retirement House Project In Thailand

    Hello everyon My name is Alipreeya. You can call me Ally. I'm in Thailand, the land of beautiful culture and tradition. I have a very beautiful land in Chaing Mai Thailand and I'm interested to do a long stay home for retirement people from the other country. The main concept of...
    Theclayhouse Theclayhouse
    22-25, F
    Jul 27, 2009

    well retired times two decent pensions.

    and I am bored to no end. need to get back to work doing something
    marinerob marinerob
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2015

    I retired last August

    and wish that i was still working the reason is that I am missing my wages, you hear about people going all sorts of holidays they obviously have good pension's i find that it is a hand to mouth existance after the bills are paid there is nothing left i was used to going on...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    Lost In America

      I am recently retired, and recently married after a long stretch of bachelorhood. I am really confused. Before I retired I had occasion to take time off of work for extended periods (weeks) and I felt I was getting a taste of what retirement would be like, and I loved it...
    jdatbs jdatbs
    61-65, M
    1 Response Dec 26, 2012

    Now I Understand...

    ...why people retire.They need the time to be able to go to all of the doctors appointments they have!  LOL
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    1 Response Mar 5, 2012
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