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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2018, 02:16 PM

14. What I like about being retired is that my every day, week, month, and year

are entirely my own.

I never had a job I loved. I went to work, did what I was supposed to, and got a paycheck. So the idea of missing going to work is completely alien to me. Plus, I'm a night owl, and so the rare times I had daytime job it was torture.

I have done volunteer work in the recent past at the local homeless shelter, and I really enjoyed doing that. The faith group I volunteered with has stopped doing that -- aging congregation means not enough people to continue -- and I somewhat miss that.

I do a certain amount of travelling, mainly to my science fiction things.

Like a lot of people I could use more money, and I periodically think about finding a part time job or some sort of temp work, but the lure of not being responsible to anyone or anything else is, so far, much greater than the money.

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