Is leisure-time such a bad thing or have we been mis-programmed?  

rm_Ladyt53 63F
353 posts
6/6/2006 1:34 am

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Is leisure-time such a bad thing or have we been mis-programmed?

Well hello everyone it’s been a while since I’ve been here to blog, I’ve truly felt deprived, not having the time to come out and write a line or two. I guess for the sake of others it’s probably been a treat not to have me coming around ranting and raving over the misconceptions of those who read but don’t understand the written word. (opps did I say that out loud)

I’ve been very busy finishing up a mountain of paperwork that found its way onto my desk over the last month, and finally I’ve completed the last one on yesterday. Not that that is such a big deal but it’s the thing I did once I finished it that will forever change my life!

On yesterday afternoon I walked into the HR and I signed the documents that signified that officially on July 1, I would be retired from employment. Now I wish I could say this will last for the remainder of my life, but I have to admit after 30 odd years of working, walking away will not be easy…lol.

I had butterflies in my stomach for the rest of the day, and here it is 4am and I’m wide-awake because my brain won’t shut down, I’ve been thinking of all the possible adventures I can get into now that I don’t have to head out to the office everyday. Yet I’m wondering how will I really fill the 2080 hours of free time that I’ll have from now on?

My family and friends say that I’m crazy to fret over my decision to leave the workforce at such an early age, but I’m wondering did I make the right choice at the right time?

DeepDLover 48M
249 posts
6/7/2006 10:43 pm

I believe that everyone naturally has a certain level of aversion to change. The larger the type of life change, the greater the anxiety over the change. It is natural for you to have thoughts of what your days ahead may hold. Everyone talks about how it would be nice to be able to sleep late, travel and live a life of leisure. However, unless someone else has experienced the same situation, they should be mindful of any advice they may provide.

I know as a man, I would have serious boredom issues after not having something to do after a while but it is different for men. A man is generally defined by his career. Pretty stupid, huh? If you see a guy in a mall during the day, he is either a bum or hopefully home for the day, whereas it is quite normal to see women out and about during the day.

I guess the transition will get easier as time goes by. Just be thankful that you are young enough to enjoy the time. Get on a motorcycle and ride around the countryside… Buy some more shoes and Victoria Secret. (just kidding)

You will be fine.

Life is to be experienced...enjoy the upcoming new one.

rm_Ladyt53 63F
122 posts
6/12/2006 8:10 pm

Wow thank you Deep-D, you're always there for me if anyone understands my musing it's you! That's why you're so easy to love

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