I received a job offer yesterday. I think I’ll pass. I am busy being retired. My typical day goes something like this:
- Read newspaper over breakfast. Defeat Sudoku and the crossword.
- Play on social media sites.
- Do one productive thing such as go to the doctor, get the car inspected, get my haircut, mow the lawn, volunteer, etc.
- Go for a bike ride.
- Go to gym (three days a week) or do physical therapy (basically, a short yoga session).
- Meditate for 20 – 30 minutes.
- Practice guitar. (I just started. By the time I am 110 years old I’ll be able to play The House of the Rising Sun.)
- Read. (My family bans me from buying books in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Father’s Day, and my birthday. So I raided my daughter’s bookshelf.) I am currently reading Water for Elephants.
- Listen to a Podcast once or twice a week. I follow 10 Percent Happier.
- Write an insipid blog. (You are reading it.)
- Write in my journal. (You are not reading it.)
- Watch something on TV or Netflix. Or listen to music.
6 thoughts on “Work? No, Thanks. I’m Busy.”
It’s only going to get better. Retirement that is.
Works for me, especially the bike ride part.
The pay stinks, but the hours are great!
I hope to be there in about a decade but I think Paul Ryan is going to steal my Social Security and give it to the Koch Brothers.
I think you’ve mastered the art of retirement!! It’s not easy I hear, so congrats!
For some people, the lack of social contact from work makes retirement very hard. A big take away from my bike tour: solitude is not the same as loneliness. I don’t mind being alone one bit. In fact, I often crave solitude. Hence, the long bike rides and the meditation.