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The story of Abraham and Sarah is told in chapters 11-25 of the book of Genesis.
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For me personally....I don't look to retire. I will work at something in some way, shape, fashion or form for as long as I'm healthy and productive.
Having said that, I will at some point I will not work nearly as much and will take off to do more of the things I enjoy. But work is enjoyable to me too.
Growing up on a farm there was no "retirement". I can't really wrap my head around the idea of "retirement". I am a school teacher and hope to one day leave the classroom, but I don't think I will ever be "retired". I love being productive, whether it be teaching students how to be life long learners, or refinishing furniture to sell or managing my investment properties. "Retirement" doesn't really exist in my vocabulary. I would like to tour the country in a motor home for a couple of months but I don't consider that retiring. I will always "work", whether I am paid for it or not doesn't matter as much as keeping my mind sharp and my body active.
For those of us who are blessed with doing something we love it does not seem like work and to be able to set our own schedule and time frame, even better. When single, staying busy equals happy
I've been retired for almost 2 years, but have kept busy with various volunteer activities in the church and in the community. There are so many things I'd still like to do, to try, to experience.
I've just returned from my first CM get-together. I certainly would recommend this to everyone!
Retirement is a time to experience life at a different pace(you have more control over the clock!)
Of course, if I had know retirement was this good, I would have retired at 25 and gone back to work at 50!
I'm retired because my job was eliminated 5 years ago by the company I was working for! I had worked for them for almost 16 years and had hoped to work until I was 70. The "see ya package" was quite good so I had lots of time to figure out what to do with the rest of my life The transition from workaholic to lady of leisure(?) was rough at first but turned out they did me a favor by forcing me to stop and smell the roses!
And, for how long?