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 restrictions of doing it round working hours.
Annual holdays? Forget it.You can go off whenever the mood suits you and I do this a few times and go to the south coast of England for however long we feel.I say "we" because I go with my wife even though we do not live together but we see each other constantly.
Maybe some peole dont agree with the joy of being retired but I am sure glad I am not in the credit crunch society of today.I guess my retirement is comfortable because I am relatively financially independent.
Most days i am at the piano which is a saviour for me.without it I may be totally lost as that is the real talent I possess which coupled with good looks (so say many women!)
I do like photography but am not a pro.
But retirement is not as daunting as one might imagine.There are so many things one can do which working could not allow.
But my first joy is the piano and I often play late into the night and so far have had no complaints for neighbours.Per haps they are audio challenged which is good for me.
What do I play? To some it may be rubbish but as the great Louis Armstrong said"If it sounds right then it is right".At least my wifes grandchildren like what I do and they are now enjoying the delights of boogie woogie which I am showing them.Does this sound boastful? Well there is no appraisal like self appraisal is there.
What else do i do in retirement? Maybe thats for another time .