Retirement Thoughts
June 30, 2004
Sunday, January 01, 2006
  A new year, new retirement goals


I have been retired a year and a half now, and I am enjoying it immensely. I was a workaholic, and thought I may miss my work activities. I miss the people I worked with, but I do not miss work at all. I sometimes wonder how I found time to work.

I go out every day, go to movies almost daily, go to 6 or more technical user group meetings a month, frequently travel, and overall, I am having a blast.

My main goals in 2006 are:
My main transportation is the local transit, the T. I have only put 3100 miles on my car in the 18 months since retiring, and 2000 miles of the 3100 miles were for two summer vacation trips to Montreal, Quebec City, and Lake George, NY. I use the car only once or twice a month, other than the summer vacations.

The only area I have to change is my spending for electronic gadgets, etc. I spend too much on gadgets, etc. that I do not really need.
 
I am 98% sure I will be retiring on June 30, 2004, the last day to qualify for the retirement incentive of an extra 5 years added to your age or years of service. Update - I did take the retirement on June 30, 2004. This will be my second retirement. I retired in November 1992, again taking advantage of a retirement incentive. This retirement will be different; I will be 57 and the do not anticipate being employed full time again.

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