(For retired folks) What do you do to occupy your time when not traveling?
I always work myself to the bone. Every morning when I get up, I just wish I don't have to go to work but then I think I'd be bored when the time comes that I will never get to work.
I mean... We're all travelers here. It's given I'll hit the street without worrying about hurrying back to work but other than that, retired folks, what do you mostly do to occupy your time when you're not traveling?
The plan right now involves spending a lot of time with family and friends. But that will come to a point where I have done that enough. I am also working on some volunteer projects. I like the idea of having something meaningful to do but not a very harsh schedule. I also plan to spend some time learning some new things.
I will probably start looking for another job but it won't be a typical corporate job....that much is for sure.
I would love to hear what others have to say too.
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Like I got retired essentially at the old age of heading towards 50 but then set up my superannuation fund and investments etc., all a pain in the bum because there has been all this damm paperwork I just love to hate.
Other than that, personal property interests, buying some sports cars and vintage vehicles and then thinking that was not possibly a great investment and now just never having enough time to do not much of anything but having the goal of re-organising life for more travel seems to fill the time in well enough.
Always more books to read, hobbies not accomplished, and travel in own country to be worked on.
Joes portly antipodean pal
He just wants my port and cherry ripes
It's a good idea to have interests/hobbies apart from your job.
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morning - up about 7 or 8A, brew coffee and drink while checking email and day's weather. let traffic pass by and then about 9A walk/run to get the newspaper (2 to 6 miles depending on chosen route and store). cool down and then do some light weight work and stretching. my wife may go to "Curves" and/or the gym for a group session. read the paper and eventually have late breakfast about 11A.
afternoon - i usually pursue my hobby of photography. processing images recently acquired, posting and commenting on photo sites, working in my studio for presentation and sales. often, other family chores and visits done.
evening - tv, reading, listening, and more web time. some of the time is research for the next trip scheduled for october and november to bali and china. i really need to do some language study.
take care jh
I am always doing that
which I can not do,
in order that
I may learn how to do it.
With that thought in mind here is a quick list of productive ways you could spend your time overseas.
Be a travel writer
Work for an international non-profit
It seems like a pretty obvious and pretty short list.
I'm 34 and I retired 2 years ago...
Just kidding. Actually, I'm on disability due to my progressive form of M.S.... and I'm not bored. As eveyone said you can sleep in, read, surf the net, dream about you next trip, plan it, etc. I also teach private lessons 1 hour each day.
Because of my health, everything I do tends to be difficult. And so even cooking a meal and washing the dishes can occupy an entire afternoon... And I regularly need to rest. But I'm NOT bored. I'm constantly singing, well-known songs as well as made-up ones...
I'm now in a wheelchair and my house isn't totally accessible yet (It's in the process...) But soon I should be able to go out by myself, walk the dog, run some errands, etc. I think that with the right attitude, you can have fun even when your physical capabilities are limited. Especially when you have all the time in the world...
But my advice is to live in the present. If you have a dream, GO FOR IT NOW! Don't wait 'til later because you never know what might happen. And don't worry about how you'll spend your days when you retire. You'll have plenty of time to figure it out when you get there...
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