Back in May, Leigh talked about how when interviewing for her current job they asked her what she would do if she were retired. She mentioned she’d considered graduate school, and they were all, you can do that now (if you take this job)!
That got us thinking about the general question– what would we do if retired?
#1: We have enough money saved right now that we could retire to my DH’s home town if we really wanted to. We’d rather work. The answer is always different depending on how much money we have in these retirement scenarios. At one amount we could retire to paradise permanently and enjoy events and hobbies and library books and so on– enough to keep us entertained. At another amount it would be irresponsible not to be philanthropists and to use that money to make the world a better place.
When #2 was between jobs she loved it. I have plenty of hobbies including riding horses, reading, napping, and fostering orphaned kittens. I have friends to see and cool places to go. I could do some traveling. My partner was working (and supporting my lifestyle) so there was a limit to what we could do together. I will probably never live long enough to read all the books I want to read, so I’d be happy to do that for a long, long time…. being temporarily retired is awesome!
Though making money is awesome too.