I Love Being Retired

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    Retirement Is All It Is Cracked Up To Be And Then Some

    I have been happily retired nearly 5 years now, and they have been the best years of my life, health issues aside.  When I retired, I was burned to a crisp, after years of stress and bulls**t at my place of employment.  My DH and I are free to travel around the world...
    imkandy imkandy
    66-70, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2010

    No More Work Reviews.

    It has been 1 year since I retired.It was not because I wanted to but because I had 2 supervisers that wanted me out .Because of this, things became very strained in my house.I was on disability and social security.The depression that hit me was harsh.I had worked for this...
    aristolochea aristolochea
    66-70, F
    5 Responses Oct 14, 2009

    This Is My Life Now

    I spent 34 years teaching college level courses.It was a love/hate career. I loved the flexible hours, the pay and the benefits and being the center of attention in the classroom and imparting my knowledge to students who wanted it. I hated the bureaucracy of my former college...
    SunsetAndy SunsetAndy
    61-65
    Nov 24, 2012

    Retirement Can Be Great

    Why do i like retirement? Not just because it means staying in bed a bit longer but it means the freedom you have of no longer working for someone else unless of course one works for themselves. Retirement for me means I can play my piano for example with out the...
    silvertop silvertop
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2009

    Retired But More Alive Than Ever Before

      It's a funny thing about being retired.  It opens up time and space in your life to do countless things you have been dreaming of for years.  You also have a collection of family and friends that have increased over the years, and so now they call on you ...
    tillygraywriter tillygraywriter
    61-65, F
    6 Responses Jan 23, 2010

    Much Better Than I Thought

    When I became disabled in 1990, I was terrified that I'd never be able to work again. For years I fought with my doctor, protesting that I had to go back to work, I'd shrivel up and blow away like a tumbleweed if I couldn't work. The answer was always the same: "You're not ready...
    sugarfooties sugarfooties
    66-70
    8 Responses Jan 26, 2010
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