Since the boards are slow… Retirement Dreams…what would you do??

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

bkprettygirl:  

prob have a house in hawaii or brazil (on the beach). have a ton of animals. and travel when i feel like it. grow a garden and write a book.

the far out there dream is a vineyard in europe or something. it always looks soooo beautiful in the movies. with sunflowers and all the wine i can drink 😉

in reality i dont know if i every really will retire. if so it will prob be here in this town lol but ill leave every winter 😉 work the summer here and head south like a bird every winter.  

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I would live in a cabin on a huge piece of land and grow a garden and ride horses, read and host dinner parties for my other retired friends and travel wherever I wanted to… but still be perfectly happy to just sit on my porch with a cup of coffee and watch the wind blow. 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My first landlady that I lived with when I came to Canada has this amazing plan that she wants me to be part of. Basically, they are a bunch of sisters and friends that all want to retire together – so they plan to buy a small village with cottages or something along those lines and spend their golden years drinking pretty drinks on each other’s verandas. Many of them have homes/cottages in other countries, so the idea is that you would get free access to everyone else’s vacation home. She wants my husband and I to facilitate the place once it becomes reality, and then keep it going. I know it’s not my dream originally, but the more I think about it the more I love the idea of growing old with your family and best friends around you!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I have a LONG way to go before retirement as I’m still in college and not working lol. Unfortunately i read somewhere for my generation the average retirement age will be pushed to 73 if social security is even around by then, Smh. 

But I’d love to travel in 40-50 years when I’m able to retire, cruises aren’t my thing but I’m game from racking up some air miles. I’d also like to possibly publish a book, key word possibly. Lol. I definitely plan on enjoying my free time with my grandkids etc. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would love to own and B&B in Stratford Upon Avon.  I visited when I was 20, and that has been my dream since that time.  Be able to go to excelent theater when ever I want, live in beauitful small town,  have a house with people I can cook for on a regular basis (I LOVE cooking for people), and be in Europe to make my travel dreams easier than living in the midwest. 

 

Post # 8
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6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

bkprettygirl:  travel. travel. eat and travel lol simple as that. I have done a fair share of traveling already but, I plan to do some major traveling when I retire

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

DH dreams of opening a brew pub where he brews the beer and we just hang out there all day chatting with our regular customers. Of course, those places rarely succeed so I think it’s best for this idea to remain in our heads!

Post # 13
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2701 posts
Sugar bee

I would travel ALL.THE.TIME.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

bkprettygirl: As harsh as it might sound, I want to incorporate my friends in my retirement plans because let’s face it – the husband usually passes before the wife and the kids will move away to some place way too far away for you to really see them. I’ve seen this with my grandma’s friends, and it’s just so sad. Now my grandma did a pretty unique and great thing when my grandpa passed about 10 years ago, she enrolled in a community college (free as all education in Sweden). She has gone to classes 4 out of 5 days a week ever since and it has been great for her! She 85-years-old but know how to navigate the Internet, Skype and when my parents didn’t know what an ishuffle was she explained it to them! Another great thing is the diverse set of friends that she has now. There are a lot of people from other countries taking classes at the same school as her – so in a little town in Northern Sweden where people tend to be rather close-minded, her best friends comes from Japan, Eritrea and India. 🙂

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