Today is the first day of my retirement. Having given a reputable company 32 years, I finally exited the place that provided me with the livelihood needed to raise a family and live comfortably. I believe that I always thought that you'd feel old when a change in your life, such as this occurred, but that's not the case here. I feel wonderfully young. I have my health and a wife who enjoys life with me, because we enjoy healthy endeavors together. Having met my wife through the pages of this site, (yes, I met her on a team), we take to the outdoors whenever possible. It's wonderful and we feel that it's key to our happiness and that we continue this way. We're both excited and very positive has we enter this new phase of our lives and looking forward spending much of it outdoors.
Very nice! I don't know what we will do yet when my husband retires. He started here in a job in Wichita in 1978 so he's past 35 years, but he's still a young'un, so far as Uncle Sammy's Social Security policies. He's had the same office location all this time, but there's been like 5 or 6 corporations that have bought and sold the property and the employees within - most of them companies based in the Silicon Valley of California!! So it's kind of odd but he has at least been in the same industry all these years. His parents did some hiking along the railroads after his dad retired from working on the railroad, so who knows? that might be something we do.
My son just recently got his KS Hunter Safety permit so now all three of us are certified, I guess, but don't own a single gun... but we both enjoy taking photos of the landscape and animals, so who knows, maybe we'll be shooting with a camera instead?!