I retired on July 20th, 2018. But really, the first few weeks of my retirement consisted of travelling through places like Geiranger, Norway, pictured above.
In other words, I was on vacation for the first few weeks.
Now that I am back home, I can look at this week as being my first week of retirement. I did not go back to work after taking a vacation, which is what I would have done for the past 35 years or so.
How did the first week of retirement go?
In a word, terrific. Every night a Friday night. Every day a Saturday.
I did set out a calendar which included the following activities for this first week:
- 1-2 hours of cycling each day.
- 1-2 hours of content creation each day forÂ rvcastaways and this blog.
- 1-2 hours of guitar practice each day.
- 1-2 hours post processing photos from our Norwegian cruise and creating videos from our Norwegian cruise each day.
I had several lunches with different friends. I took my son out to Mission Impossible. I walked the dog. Lorraine and I went out to a few lunches. I’ve been reading a couple of books. I managed the investment portfolio. We started packing for our winter trip south.
I’m having a great time so far. And I am not worrying about much of anything at the moment.
I decided that for the first few weeks (months? years?) of retirement, that I can loosen up a bit although with enough structure and challenge to the day that I have a sense of accomplishment.
So far, so good.