How are you spending your retirement? - page 2

by Grace Oz

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I don't mean your money! :lol2: I mean; how do you spend your time? What interests, hobbies etc are you pursuing? And, do you enjoy being retired?... Read More


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    Oramar, I've also pondered returning from time to time. Initially, I missed the colleagues. But I've since learned that meeting them for lunches etc, solves that problem.
    It's easy to forget the negatives and the hassles which you were glad to leave behind. As with most things once they're part of our past, we tend to only recall the good. It pays to recall those things which caused grief, pain, hurt, stress, etc etc!
    I remember with fondness the good times and the achievements and successes. I also don't lose sight of those things which weren't so wonderful. It's a good reminder of why I'm so glad, and grateful, to be fortunate enough to be retired.
    As I posted in another thread; nursing served me well. I served it well.
    I have no regrets looking back. All you ever get looking back is a stiff neck! But I'm happily enjoying retirement!
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    Quote from Grace Oz
    Oramar, I've also pondered returning from time to time. Initially, I missed the colleagues. But I've since learned that meeting them for lunches etc, solves that problem.
    It's easy to forget the negatives and the hassles which you were glad to leave behind. As with most things once they're part of our past, we tend to only recall the good. It pays to recall those things which caused grief, pain, hurt, stress, etc etc!
    I remember with fondness the good times and the achievements and successes. I also don't lose sight of those things which weren't so wonderful. It's a good reminder of why I'm so glad, and grateful, to be fortunate enough to be retired.
    As I posted in another thread; nursing served me well. I served it well.
    I have no regrets looking back. All you ever get looking back is a stiff neck! But I'm happily enjoying retirement!
    Glad someone thought to do this thread.
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    I know I have quite a while before I can retire, but I do want to retire early. Just gotta get that 403b started.
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    I love your quote - "nursing served me well, I served it well"....helps to put in perspective the difficulty of leaving/retiring from a profession which calls on our "duty to serve". I have the tendency to work longer than I need to due to the shortage, low-staffing, "calling" of the profession. But, for some reason, your quote hit home with me, when simple common sense has not
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    I also really like the "nursing served me well and I served it well." It gives me a lot to think about and helps me feel better about the idea of possibly leaving it behind someday.

    I hope to be able to say it with a clear conscience when I finally do retire. In fact, I may use it as the basis for a discussion with the students in my extern program this summer as we talk about nursing careers? I can ask them, "How do you want nursing to serve you?" ... and ... "How are you hoping to serve nursing?" That could be a good way to move a discussion of nursing careers in a good direction. I hope you don't mind me "stealing" it!
    Last edit by llg on Jun 28, '07
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    Quote from cannulator
    I love your quote - "nursing served me well, I served it well"....helps to put in perspective the difficulty of leaving/retiring from a profession which calls on our "duty to serve". I have the tendency to work longer than I need to due to the shortage, low-staffing, "calling" of the profession. But, for some reason, your quote hit home with me, when simple common sense has not
    Hello cannulator, I'm glad what I wrote has resonated with you. It's just how I feel about it is all. I figure nursing and me are squared off now! We don't "owe" each other anything!
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    Quote from llg
    I also really like the "nursing served me well and I served it well." It gives me a lot to think about and helps me feel better about the idea of possibly leaving it behind someday.

    I hope to be able to say it with a clear conscience when I finally do retire. In fact, I may use it as the basis for a discussion with the students in my extern program this summer as we talk about nursing careers? I can ask them, "How do you want nursing to serve you?" ... and ... "How are you hoping to serve nursing?" That could be a good way to move a discussion of nursing careers in a good direction. I hope you don't mind me "stealing" it!
    Haha! Steal it all you like, llg. But I want royalties!!!!
    Glad you also liked what I wrote!
    I never considered it a profound statement, just how I feel about it is all. By all means use it as a basis for discussion with your students. I don't have a patent on it!
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    i didn't even get a chance to retire normally. i was thrown into disability about a month after graduation, and now i live in an assisted living facility.

    but on the lighter side, when i regained some of my strength, i wrote a book that is now being used as a resource for empowerment in our local women's shelter. and that indeed was good.

    i have regained my strength once again, and that makes me happy indeed. now maybe if i'm careful, i'll be able to go to the store or the mall with my daughter. those things are now treats to me, because when i get sick, i have life threatening events, and it takes me a very long time to get back. but now poopsie is back!!! yeah!:yeahthat:
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    Nurses in my homecare agency retire er "put out to part time pasture" by moving into my Central Intake Dept as last Supervisor who just moved in with us stated.

    I've been grandmother friendly allowing lunch dates with grandkids in our kitchen. Now I'm gread-grandmom friendly as Senior RN is 73....great grandchild due next month....... works every Friday our BUSIEST day to keep her brain cells sharp.

    Will probably keep working 2 days/wk post age 65 as long as I can, allowing time to volunteer. Unless decide to open needlepoint store as second career.
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    Quote from franemtnurse
    but now poopsie is back!!! yeah!


    glad to see the is back...need some new funnybone stories!


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