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Any Retirement Aha Moments? 👴👵

  • Discussion was created on May 18, 2021.
  • With retirement, some of us now have time to think, explore, change and so on.
  • Any aha moments to share with us?
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@Bye  Continue to evolve, explore, question, experience and always maintain your sense of curiosity.  One of the most fascinating things is what makes people tick?

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@Rhymesometimes wrote:

@Bye  Continue to evolve, explore, question, experience and always maintain your sense of curiosity.  One of the most fascinating things is what makes people tick?


💥Thank you @Rhymesometimes for stopping by to join our discussion 😁💥

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Lots of Aha Moments out there! 😁
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Your world can get very small if you do not make plans.  Also, people no longer engage you in conversation as much and you can end up feeling invisiisble.

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@s804940b wrote:

Your world can get very small if you do not make plans.  Also, people no longer engage you in conversation as much and you can end up feeling invisiisble.


💥So true @s804940b 💥

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💥Saturday - June 12, 2021💥

 

Had one this week. It finally occured to me that I can keep sitting around while the dump I live in gets condemned or I can move before it does. So I am moving to Melbourne, Florida to join my darling daughter!! Going to rent a Tiny House finally.

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How did you find a tiny house rental?

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Saturday - September 4, 2021 8pm EST

 

Hi @GwenrB110159 !

 

If you are living in an area that is <zoned> for them, Google <Tiny Homes> and include your location. In my case my daughter lives in Melbourne, Florida and technically this area <allows> them with alot of red tape 🙄 

 

Where I am until next year, Cave Springs, VA - nope. But they do have Tiny Cottages, cute but expensive as this area is home to 2 hospitals and the Veterans Hospital $$$$

 

I am watching our famous housing bubble, fingers-toes-eyes crossed I can afford to relocate in 2022. Media says prices will not be lower so it may be 2023 😭

 

Are you interested in renting one?

 

What one location may call <tiny> may be different from another location.

 

It is best to check with <zoning> for the area you want to rent a Tiny House. Some are okay with them being rented as <vacation> homes but not as a regular rental home.

 

Lol, yes, got to read between the lines with zoning 😂🤣

 

Lots of luv and hugs 🙃

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@Bye I'm busier now than when I was working ( but with fun stuff )   ---  Christine

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💥May 19, 2021💥

 

Awesome @Rhymesometimes 😉

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My first aha moment came after I was laid off in 2012. I worried about finding another comparable job possibly working for a company I wouldn't like as much as the one I had just left. It was a great company to work for with great managers and coworkers. I had several more years mapped out in a spread sheet with personal days I would take off for birthdays, filling out the days off for major holidays or to coincide with my wife's Spring breaks from teaching school. I also had vacation weeks planned to keep from losing any accruals, while I kept a mind to retire after that time with several weeks on the books to give me a boost into my retirement.

I worried and lost sleep for 2 days after being reduced in force. On the second day, I realized that I was in a position to retire.

Aha!

I was laid off in May, but I claim the middle of June that year for my official retirement since that's about when my accrued vacation time, which they cashed out upon my leaving, would have run out if I had taken the time off work as regular vacation.

My second aha moment was more of a gradual realization over time. Like so many others I have heard of, I finally started to wonder how I ever found time to work for anybody else at 40-plus hours per week. My to-do list (procrastination list?) has only grown since I retired.

 

Even so, I consider this to be the best job I've ever had.

Aha!

 

Stay well and enjoy!

Lynn

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💥May 18, 2021💥

 

Lol @Brightpool I luv your note about your Procrastination List 🤣😂 Glad things fell in place for you!!!

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💥May 18, 2021💥

 

I had one yesterday. Instead of throwing my cell phone on the floor in total FRUSTRATION, I went ONLINE to read up on how to TROUBLESHOOT it. So PROUD of myself!!! Lol, use to hate YouTube, now I go to it to learn stuff. 🤣😂

 

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