retirement

Help Support CattleToday:

Dave

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 12, 2004
Messages
9,440
Reaction score
759
Location
Baker County, Oregon
Retirement starts in 18 minutes. It seems like yesterday I was counting in years and months. Now I am down to minutes soon to be single digits.
 

Bright Raven

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 10, 2017
Messages
10,701
Reaction score
5
Location
Kentucky
Congratulations.

I retired from federal service in 2010. Now I work twice as hard but one half the stress level.

Retirement in some ways is a disappointment. If you are not a well disciplined person, one can fall into an inefficient lifestyle. A regular job is not a bad life and retirement is not a perfect life. I sometimes discipline myself. If you don't live on someone else's expectations, then you may decay into not meeting your own expectations.

I cannot image how bad retirement would be for me if I did not have my farm and cattle. My personality requires me to be engaged or else I fall into bad life habits out of sheer boredom.

I hope that helps. Good luck to you. Since you already have cattle you are far ahead of where I started.
 

Cross-7

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 16, 2015
Messages
2,208
Reaction score
1
Location
SW OK
Dave from what my predecessors have told me this is when the real work begins
Enjoy
 

boondocks

Well-known member
Joined
May 9, 2013
Messages
2,594
Reaction score
0
Location
Upstate NY
Dave":1gjz91ny said:
Retirement starts in 18 minutes. It seems like yesterday I was counting in years and months. Now I am down to minutes soon to be single digits.

This is my retirement gift to you: a poem by the noted poet Mary Oliver. I have stirred myself to action (or mindful inaction) more than once, by reading to myself the last lines:

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?


—Mary Oliver
 

Caustic Burno

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Messages
26,292
Reaction score
765
Location
Big Thicket East Texas
Dave":gqn8m9ox said:
Retirement starts in 18 minutes. It seems like yesterday I was counting in years and months. Now I am down to minutes soon to be single digits.
Being retired over ten years the biggest mistake I have seen is many try to do all the bucket list in the first couple years.
 

greybeard

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 5, 2012
Messages
19,458
Reaction score
240
Location
Cleveland Tx
Caustic Burno":16lljw9f said:
Dave":16lljw9f said:
Retirement starts in 18 minutes. It seems like yesterday I was counting in years and months. Now I am down to minutes soon to be single digits.
Being retired over ten years the biggest mistake I have seen is many try to do all the bucket list in the first couple years.
I've known several tho, that scheduled those things just a few years too late...I knew a guy that the only thing left on his bucket list was skydiving, but he keeled over dead in backyard one day. His wife had his ashes dumped from a helicopter form 5000' up over Lake Tawokani. I don't think that really counts.....
 

Latest posts

Top