DoorGunner

Kicking back (Retirement)

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Was planning to semi-retire and work two days a week but took some time to think about it and finally decided to just jump in at the deep end and fully retire. After working for fifty five years straight I figure it's time to sit back and do a lot of things I want to do without watching the clock. Been at No Bones since the doors first opened and enjoyed just about all of it but seven days a week during the hot summer days does get a little old. Will still make the rigs during the winter months and will actually have a lot more time to tape new shows so my mind will still be in the game and hopefully I will keep learning more about this great sport of fishing.

 

Will take a little adjusting to this much free time but I will work at it real hard. Like last week my girlfriend said to me that we should take a day and look around South Jersey for a good body of water for carp fishing. My favorite fresh water fish because they are big and strong and I just haven't found any productive waters down here at the shore. She figured I'd jump at the chance but I didn't and couldn't do it. After I thought about it she asked me why and I told her. I could never afford a day to just go out and look around. With my work schedule I had to make sure I was going to productive waters and not just look around for a good spot. Always had a job to do and had to answer to someone or be on the clock. Just going to take a little time to wrap my head around the fact that I can do and go where I want every day of the week.

 

Just wanted to pass this along in case any of you guys decided to stop by the shop. I may be there but I will be enjoying the view and having fun. One last thing. Red visited the shop this past winter so he knows where I worked and the possibility of a second visit was enough to push me into retirement. :D    

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Good move on your part. Life goes by us too fast so sit back and enjoy because you paid your dues.  I retired one year ago December at age 70 after being self employed all of my life.  I remember at times being assdeep in water and having to answer the cell phone because it might be a business call. Don't miss that at all.

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If you are considering a retirement activity that requires physical action please do it asap.  Robust health is a limited duration asset.  Assume time is short.  Go for it.  Have fun.  You've earned it.

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3 mins ago, Great Egg said:

If you are considering a retirement activity that requires physical action please do it asap.  Robust health is a limited duration asset.  Assume time is short.  Go for it.  Have fun.  You've earned it.

yeah most of us don't realize that time is our only non renewable asset.

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Retirement is nice... Fish till 2-3AM , get up at 10AM, some exercise, breakfast, read some books, watch some sport on TV...take a walk, ride a bike , do whatever you like...just keep healthy to take as much advantage of it..

Enjoy it...everyday from now on..

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Age old question, "how old do you have to be to retire"?  Answer, retirement is not a function of age, it is a function of money.

 

Enjoy yourself door gunner and God bless.

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