I've seen a couple of retirement postings here recently

and I just want to give folks some really positive news. Hang in there! I've been retired for a year and it's awesome: - after years of anti-depressants I no longer take them and feel great - after years of self-medicating with alcohol I no longer WANT to drink - after years of wondering why I was the odd person at work who actually took pride in his work I now realize it was my lazy, toxic co-workers who I allowed to infect my head - I now hang out with awesome, supportive friends and am living the dream. Hang in there folks, it gets better!

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Actually

May 22, 2019 at 2:53pm

No, it doesn't

My 2 Cents

May 22, 2019 at 3:11pm

I spent my 20s and 30s doing (nearly) whatever I wanted but now I'm in my 40's I don't have the energy/friends/inclination to do that stuff.
Enjoy life when you are young, don't wait until you are old.
It's not as enjoyable when you don't have your health.

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Thank you!

May 22, 2019 at 4:57pm

Really grateful for your positive vibes. I myself am saving up as much as I could until I retire early in the sun.

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Anonymous

May 22, 2019 at 5:48pm

I think it's less to do with retirement and more of getting out of a toxic environment. I had a horrible time in graduate school in Vancouver. After finishing the degree and leaving I found it easy to give up drinking. I was able to sleep again, and an eye twitch stopped that I had developed whenever someone said something stupid (basically every moment in grad school for 2 years).

I decided..

May 22, 2019 at 6:28pm

When I was 30 to not "hang in there" any longer. 30 more years of that, nope. So I will NEVER retire, BUT I work where and when I want. I don't have tons of cash or a retirement fund but EVERY SINGLE DAY I do what I want. We all get a choice and I choose life!

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Retired 7 yrs ago

May 22, 2019 at 10:01pm

but life is no better. Caring for an adult child with a chronic illness as I get more tired. No spare money. I think it was easier leaving to go to work.

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Way To Go

May 23, 2019 at 2:25pm

Make all the millennials who will never get to retire feel bad, why dontcha?!

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Samson

May 23, 2019 at 10:29pm

Yeah those public sector pensions are pretty sweet!

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