|Norman's birthday breakfast|
I have nothing to blog about... no emergency surgery, no AC problems, no house-hold malfunctions, etc. Wow! It's kind of nice.
So coming up with something to post has been difficult this week.
I decided that I'd ask a few questions instead. Feel free to answer if you'd like, but I have no expectations, so it's fine if you're not inclined.
Since many of the bloggers I read and perhaps that read my posts are retirees or if not already retired, are thinking about it in the next few years... I'm curious about a few things.
1. Before retirement, what was/is the main thing (important to you) that retirement offered?
2. And (if already) retired, did you get it?
With me, it was "freedom"... knowing that I owned my own time.
And did I get it? Yes, for the most part. And I say this because even though we are free to do what we want when we want, there are things that we are not financially free to do... like travel around the world, etc. But although we have done a little bit of that in the past, it's not high up on our bucket lists, so a non-problem.
3. Was there one (or several things) about retirement that you hadn't thought about (pre-retirement) or weren't prepared for?
I guess here I would have to say that the "there's always tomorrow" attitude that comes after retirement has a good and a bad side. Yes, there is always tomorrow (or at least we hope there is), but... because of this, sometimes I think I got more done when I had to squeeze it in within my work schedule. Now I procrastinate more - because I can.
4. Are you enjoying your retirement now? And if not, why?
For me, the answer is definitely "yes!" as DH and I now have time to spend together. Some of my family and friends never had this chance, so I do appreciate this opportunity.
5. What have you 'learned' since retirement that you hadn't thought much about before?
This is a more difficult one to answer as it covers so much. And perhaps it's not so much as *learned*, but *become more aware of*...
I think that I've learned that if confused as to what to do, just remember to *be kind*.
that saying *no* isn't always a bad thing.
I'm sure there's more that I could come up with in time, but for now, that's it.
Have a great weekend!
And remember to be kind!!