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You’re What?!

September 28th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The retired life is pretty nice.

Yes, that’s right: retired.

I get a lot of people that, when I tell them I’m retired try to correct me with other euphemisms: between jobs, taking a break, on sabbatical, temporarily unemployed. My buddy Ian calls it β€œpre-tirement.” My brother says I’m a bum.

He’s probably the closest, to tell you the truth. πŸ™‚ Some days I don’t get anything done. And it feels wonderful.

But I don’t think in those terms. I’m not between jobs right now. I don’t have any plans for another job right now. I mean, I’ll probably end up finding one. But that’s not set in stone. Instead, I’m trying out the concept of considering myself retired. As in, I’ve got enough money saved up to see me through for a while; I have a nice, well-organized (yet surprisingly lenient) budget; and I have nothing I need to accomplish for work.

All of which means that I can devote all of my time to my family, my home, and any personal pursuits that interest me. Oh, and I get to sleep as much as I want. πŸ™‚ Having that much discretionary time at my disposal is proving to be one of the most rejuvenating things I’ve ever done.

I doing yoga.

I’m painting again.

I’m taking pictures again.

I’m writing again.

I’m listening to good music.

I eating gourmet meals that Dore and I prepare from scratch almost every day.

I can stay up late every night of the week.

And it feels great.

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