Ellice Forman's message
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 04:38 PM
If you click on -What's New- at the top of the screen and scroll down to Nov. 23, you'll see that Ellice Forman posted:

As I'm facing retirement soon, I'm wondering how other people in my graduating class are adapting to their own retirement. I've worked full-time (except when I was attending graduate school) since I was 21. I'm interested in learning from others about the rewards and challenges of leaving the work force.


Chip Hauss replied in part:

I'm one of the dwindling number of us who still works full time, but I know retirement is coming. So, I'm also looking for tips.

Donald Welch replied in part:

I've been "semi-retired" for all of a year now and I'm still trying to figure it out. Marlene and I have adopted our granddaughter -- she fills a good bit of our time; so that might be a suggestion!

Michele Cisco Titi replied:

When I was approaching retirement four years ago, one of my friends told me that "Every day is like Saturday," and there's a lot of truth to it. The very best thing about retirement for me is that gift of time. I no longer have to squeeze in all the non-work related things I have to do into evenings and weekends, around a work schedule. On the other hand, that can mean that the retiree's cliche, "I'm busier now than when I was working" (the one I always found incredible as a working person), can become your reality. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I am retired, fully entitled to "rose-smelling" kinds of pursuits, and to keep myself from becoming "oversubscribed to life" with voluntary commitments.