From January, 2006 on early retirement

Here is something from the other blog that I wrote a long time ago.  Still stands, and sounds more true over six years later:

I like my job. I enjoy working for a college and I am good at what I do.  I have pleasant colleagues and I do fulfilling work, so, why would I want to retire early?  Well, I am tired of watching people die before any semblance of a normal lifespan has been achieved.  A mother-in-law, a brother-in-law, an aunt, a niece, a son and more recently a colleague who was in the process of retiring at the age of 56.

It is one thing to die when old enough for people to think:  “well,that person lived a good long life.”  It is quite another to start pushing up flowers at a younger age.

I want to have a large chunk of self-directed time before I start playing a harp.  I want Kathy and I to have that together.

4 thoughts on “From January, 2006 on early retirement

  1. The only thing I miss about work is that fat paycheck, the freedom to do what I want everyday is priceless-retired at 52.I had a stent put into my heart at 50, why spit in the wind?

  2. Came across your website– we are in tlaquepaque at the moment. Will return to Portland and I just wondered if you are the neighbors I never met– heard they retired to Mexico. Did you live in SE, colonial hts?

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