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I Aspire to Retire

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    Some Day

    Not right now, I still want to work for a few more years...but maybe 10-15 years from now, I'd like to retire & just live according to my own schedule.
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M Nov 5, 2009

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    I Don't Want to Work Anymore

    Right now life just seems so overwhelming, I've got so much on my plate I don't want to work. I want to set my own schedule and right now I'm needing more down time, sleep and etc. If I was retired, I'd have time to cook better food, clean my house, have coffee or tea in the...
    Zestfive Zestfive 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2007

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    RETIRE? Hahahahahah, Etc.

    Age 51, and "retirement" right now is looking like either cat food or a bottle and a bullet under a bridge. Actually, I couldn't see myself completely retiring, probably working part time and doing volunteer work. Not that I didn't start out right, saving for the...
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2008

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    Proud to have served....A military life is not for everyone and not everyone respects those who chose that calling and I can respect that because it is not for everyone...it cost...
    Micky7288 Micky7288 56-60 1 Response Mar 29

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    I was in the Marine Corps for 24 years.
    Topsgt Topsgt 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 31

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    I am retring early but don't know what will I do with my time
    pinky221157 pinky221157 56-60, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was in love with this woman who fell in love with me we work together at the library she was a janitor and I was the security guard it's a bad town that needs a security guard...
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    I was in love with this woman who fell in love with me we work together at the library she was a janitor and I was the security guard it's a bad town that needs a security guard...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Hey everybody I'm brand new to this site.o wanted to vent and no, I'm not looking for someone but here goes I'm a 57 year old male retired one year ago from the postal service. My...
    Gmad58 Gmad58 56-60, M 1 hr ago

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    SENIOR #4 RETIREMENT CENTER Down at the retirement center 80-year old Bessie bursts into the rec room at the retirement home. She holds her clenched fist in the air and announces...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Hello, I started surfing when I was 7 years old and still surf now at 55 years old. When I was little I lived 6 miles from the beach and would beg my parents to take me to the...
    darkhole2 darkhole2 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Handling teens A wise old gentleman retired and purchased a modest home near a junior high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace and contentment. Then a...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I can no longer tolerate being with my fishing partner of 15 years, which is sad because we both love the same kind of fishing and really do have fun when our personalities aren't...
    willingtolisten willingtolisten 56-60, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I am going to explain my dad and he is a confusing person, who I have decided that I do not like anymore. I was thinking about moving in with him, but I don't anymore. Here is why...
    Prompous Prompous 16-17, M Apr 6

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    It's the weirdest thing. My ex "almost fiancé" (one that got away) dumped me over 6 years ago, and he keeps popping up. I was heartbroken when he left me, and still think about...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 2 Responses Apr 19

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    This one is just a vent post. My mom ran into "the one that got away" at her retirement function yesterday. She said that he was nervous and stuttering, but accepted a hug from...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 1 Response Apr 19

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    More money more problems - it's so true. When you start succeeding, your standards and priorities change. I'm in my 20's fighting car repairs and in my 30's I'll probably be facing...
    lonelee13 lonelee13 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Its really all us slaves can do. Unless we choose being the problem. Comedians point out whats wrong. Then die. Or retire. Like jon stewart. Is he retiring...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Under the thought - yes from thought things are created as well , ideas are formed etc - thought is not just an empty non effective basis or thoughts are not just thoughts ,the...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Hi everyone :D I'm KilljoyKitty. I've been on here for what feels like a long time to me xD but I realise that many people don't know anything about me, and I thought it would be...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 10 Responses Mar 29

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    "Aspire not to have more but to be more." Oscar Romero
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M Mar 29

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    tell me what you think ruined innocent and clueless thought about the things she'd never do but she had no clue things got bad she stopped eating she wanted pain she got the...
    aflurryofemotions aflurryofemotions 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm vain I suppose. I place a great deal of importance on beauty and beautiful things. Since I was a child, I have always aspired to be beautiful, yet I never quite could be. I...
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    First of al thanks! So i dropped out of college 2 years after getting unsatisfactory grades. Being at home for the last 1 year made me realize dat all my ideas of having really...
    Peacefulwarior Peacefulwarior 22-25, F Apr 3

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    I will never aspire to be someone that I'm not.
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    It has only been three days since I ended a chapter in my life. I have realized in the past 5 months I have been "seeing" someone or dating on and off. I know this is not healthy...
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    I found EP specifically because I am a married man who is now in an affair with an OW. I stumbled across EP when I was googling for people with similar experiences. And in no...
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    Have you ever felt like you are doing things without purpose? You do things because you are expected to do them. You aspire for things and establish connections just to feel a...
    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    The way of being a light ambassador is to be willing to look for the blessing in the problem/hardship or simply, what is...to allow and seek joy, heartfelt peace and...
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    my dream is to own a bed and breakfast cafe that features odd and different art, music and style from different time lines and cultures. its been something I've wanted for a long...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I got a couple jokes today so hear I go why was everybody waving there hand my buddy said I said I poopted he said aww gross ::) another why are u so lazy Rick he said I don't like...
    spygro spygro 13-15, M Mar 27

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    nope retired but the USMC will always be in me and me in there
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I am 22 and I was brainwashed into going to the local university which is okay ranked after being accepted into a much better school. My parents have brainwashed and controlled me...
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