Post by jvangurp
I sorted things out and it's actually 10 working days left.
They will fly by, J-V-G. Here's another one that's even scarier.
You know how slowly the countdown went . . . well the day after you
retire, it will start to go faster! That's when you want it to go even
slower, but it won't. You're relatively young, as was I when I pulled
The next thing I knew, I'm staring at OAS! Do all the things you
have mentioned here . . . enjoy your retirement, because you earned it.
But remember, one day you'll wake up and be 65-70 and wonder where the
hell the time went. I wish James was still posting here. He's have
some scientific explanation like time dilation or dark energy sucking
the days away, but whatever it is, the saying "The older you get, the
faster it goes by" is 100% true.
What got me is the physical ailments our elders whined about.
Arthritis. Hair turns grey and falls out. What used to take 2 hours
now takes 3-4, and the list goes on. You'll wake up some day after
doing something "simple" and all your joints will ache. Mine do,
anyhow. I took up blacksmithing as a hobby a few years ago (thanks to
Mike Spencer for the inspiration!) I just made a fire poker and it took
2-3 hours from start to finish. Now every bone in my body aches, and
will until tomorrow.
I'm not trying to rain on your parade . . . you'll do fine! Just
realise that you don't have another 30-40 years of doing everything you
want . . . unfortunately one has to slow down with age. It's still a
hell of a lot better than having your nose to the grindstone every day.
That's for sure!