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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Retirement Chronicles

This is my home in the beautiful U.P. (Upper Peninsula of Michigan)
where I retired...............

What'll you know! I stumbled through the directions and actually was able to create my blog site.
So there, children of mine.
Your mom is not the old broad you thought she was, living in a senior cave somewhere in oblivion. I retired, sure....but I am far from "over"........

My eldest daughter,( who shall be known in all future posts as MED (my eldest daughter)) is a successful writer and also has her own blog site. I know , because I started reading it about a month ago.Won't she be surprised that her ancient Mom now has her own forum?

My youngest daughter (who shall be known in all future posts as MYD (my youngest daughter) will be mildly amused that I have made it this far. She, too...may have a blog. If she has, she has not told me yet.

Anyway, for my readers out there (are there any?)....I owe you a little information about myself so you can decide if you want to go on this journey with me (or not).

At the time I am starting this blog, I am 56 years old. I was lucky enough to retire at this age because of my husband (also retired) who scraped and saved during our younger years and now has a livable pension for the two of us. We also both have 401K's but with the recent God-awful ecomony, who knows if it will serve us well? I have a small pension too....but due to job-hopping more-times-than-I-should-have, it is embarassingly small.

Since retirement is so new to me (I retired a mere 5 months ago), I am still trying to figure out the rest of my life. I figured there must be some others of you like me that maybe, (just maybe) would have similar challenges, dreams, thoughts and humor to survive this time of life.

I invite you to join me in reading some of my thoughts during this time of life and share some of yours.....
I will be writing frequently in this blog about the days preceding my retirement and about the present (day-by-day) occurrences that makes retirement life what it is.....I hope you enjoy it!
The Retired One

1 comment:

David Chin said...

I retired 6 years ago at age 58. It has not been that bad, really! I play golf full time Mon to Fri and sail my yacht on week ends. It is so nice that every day is Sunday!

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I retired in June 2008 and started my blog in November 2008. I worked at several jobs as a Registered Nurse prior to retirement. I LOVE being retired! Blogging has offered me a whole new venue to start writing again and to share new hobbies such as gardening, birdwatching and sharing my nature photography. If you like my blog, PLEASE click on "follow this blog". Having a lot of followers reading my blog gives me incentive to continue to do photography and to continue to write. I also LOVE comments, so I encourage you to leave me a comment after you read my posts. Thanks everyone, for taking the time to read me!!

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