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Thread: Bucket list!

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    Enjoy your retirement. I retired for a year and decided I was too young to retire, so I wet back to work. I made 18 quilts that year and sewed four days a week. Just missed working with my Husband and two older kids and missed the daily chit chat. My Husband didn't retire and doesn't plan to.
    I now work 5 days a week and still made 17 quilts last year.
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    Happy Retirement! I am retiring in June and can hardly wait to be able to quilt all day if I feel like it. I am sure you will find lots to do.

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    Retirement is GREAT! I have no bucket list - don't want the pressure. Or maybe my bucket list was and is to do what I want, when I want. Most of the time, I do. There is no time for me to be bored, unless I want to be bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    When you retire you'll wonder everyday how on earth did I ever find time to go to a job. LOL It's the truth. I have been busier and happier then ever since I retired (I really just quit, retired sounds like I did give it the working thing a go to the end).
    I completely agree! I've said many times that I don't know how I got things done when I was working!

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    Francie, you are the most generous and kindest person I've ever been in contact with. Have fun in that retirement and sew every stitch you can.
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    I'm retired too and I love it. Believe me, you will find enough to do to fill up your days. After a while you will wonder how you found time to do everything you used to do and work too. Happy retirement.

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    I agree with the retirement being great. I now don't know how I ever had time to work. Not busy every minute of every day, but, there is always something to do somewhere. Or not. That is the beauty of it.

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    I'm celebrating the second anniversary of my retirement today. I've never been happier and haven't regretted finishing work for a moment. It hasn't been entirely plain sailing: it's taken time to work out how I want to use my time and find a balance to life that suits me, but I've enjoyed the journey. The freedom is wonderful. Congratulations, and I hope you'll find your retirement happy and fulfilling.

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    I was involuntarily retired last June. Best thing that ever happened to me. I am more busy now than I was while I was working. I love it. I have purged my kitchen and closets and my house is cleaner than it ever has been. I do what needs to be done in the morning then the afternoons are reserved for quilting. I am happier than I ever have been, except when I was home with my two young daughters years ago. Congratulations on your retirement.

    A double wedding ring is on my bucket list too.
    Marie

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    I guess I am the only one who is not happy in retirement. I like having my day mapped out for me. I don't do well with free time. I tend to put things off instead of doing them right now. I procrastinate horribly. The last few months I haven't made a quilt. I've been retired for maybe 5 years and the first 4 I did just okay. I sewed every day and made quilt after quilt until I burned out. Now I'm trying to get my groove back into quilting and it's hard. I was forced to retire after being drug by a boxcar. I loved being outside working year round, even in the snow and freezing cold. Now I can't stand the cold. Dang! What I would give to get my old job back!
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