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Yes, I'm Over 60...

.....60 and 7 months, to be exact. In february I'll be 61. Can I PLEASE retire then? Ugh! I'm soooooo tired, weary, of working. It's a rat race. And these younger people. Ugh! Gimme a break. They are a pain in the keyster. They're OLD. I mean real pieces of work. Soured on everything. I would like my peace to slow down, and just take it easy, and the leave the rat race to the younger ones.

I'm looking forward to retiring. Only thing is, i gotta figure out how to support myself, adequately.

Know what i find hilarious? That these younger 'uns can't keep up with me. Isn't that a hoot? I can run circles around them in 10-20 ways before blinking. hee hee

anyhoo....nice chattin'

now let's celebrate that we're still livin' n' breathin', eh? *waves*
icancleararoom icancleararoom 56-60 3 Responses Sep 5, 2010

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Retirement is a financial decision so crunch those numbers and see what you come up with. You might be pleased or you might have to look at some ways to cut down so that you can retire. I think a lot of us are not really going to retire but at least we can look at things we might really want to do or work part time. I wish you the best!!

I'm over 60 and this year will be the first year we're not farming. My husband is 10 years older than me. We share lots of the same interests though - family and grandchildren, birding, casino once in a while, Nature Society meetings, driving and exploring the area where we live, yard work, gardening, etc. I still get called in to work once in a while but have the choice to say no. This to me is the perfect age to settle into a different lifestyle and keep busy with things you really want to do. We've taken up birding to quite a high level and it's really a surprising at how much we have learned and look forward to seeing something new to add to the checklist. We've met so many great people as well. I've also taken up photographing cemeteries to put online, taking a photo of every headstone in the cemetery, making a list and submitting it. A free service to recipients. It's surprising how many grateful people are out there that are so happy to see a photo of their relative's headstone. It's gratifying to me as well. Just wish the aches and pains would stay away but medication helps somewhat. Every day is a blessing so now is the time to make the most of it.

I love your story! And, you'll love retirement! I'm 63, but I've been retired for over 10 years. I love it! I travel a lot and photograph everything. Last Fall I spent over 6 weeks driving around the Southwest visiting National Parks and Monuments. Had a blast!!