Well that's what I think. Having reached the grand ‘young’ age of 60, and after working full-time for over forty years minus a short period when the children were small, I am one of the lucky ones who is able to retire now with a state pension. Should I be put out to graze or perhaps buy a rocking chair and start knitting with my slippers by my side. No i don't think so.
My mind is 21 although my bones are 80 sometimes, especially when I am decorating or mowing the lawn or planting all my vegetables - yes I do take time to recover now - but, at last, I have the time to do all the things I enjoy.
'Life after work’ commenced with the purchase of an Twin Top Car (cabriolet/convertible) with the amazing ‘transformer’ like automatic hood and, Oh, how I am enjoying it. Getting over my initial embarrassment of thinking people were laughing at a pensioner in a young persons car and often the disappointment in their face when they turned around to have a look, rain or shine (although not pouring down) I am out enjoying the freedom of traveling to where I want to go instead of racing down every motorway north to south of the country to arrive at an appointment in time.
Do I miss work - do I heck - how on earth did I ever find the time to do a full-time job. Having often missed my own children running that race holding the egg and spoon, I now have the pleasure of going to watch my delightful little grandson at his sports day. Oh and by the way, he loves the convertible car too and can't understand why I have to put the hood up in the rain. Sadly my daughter is only half way through her ‘working life’ and with the new retirement age at 65 I can only hope that she doesn't have to wait as long as me for freedom.
Do I miss the money - of course I do - especially a fully financed Company Car although I wouldn't give my new found freedom up for anything.
So how am I going to finance my new found freedom, how am I ever going to be able to afford to get a new Twin Top Car before my current one needs an M. O. T. well that's not easy. No pension is enough to keep you in the manner you would like to become accustomed and how on earth am I going to be able to afford to buy a holiday home abroad where I would like to spend six months of the year in the sunshine.
Well, I made the decision to do Affiliate Marketing as I have always loved IT, although building a computer is far easier than making money online. Even with the help of an excellent ‘guru’ and having already spent what I consider to be a large amount of money, it is very slow going, often working far into the night although I do have the choice to work when I want to.
Will I make a success of it, I certainly hope so, even with the numerous obstacles put in my way by major search engines. Watch this space in 12 months time for an update! I do enjoy it and, most of all, if I am having a really bad day I can just get in my car, drive to the country with Coldplay or Robbie Williams playing and I thank my lucky stars that I am at the end of my ‘working life’ and I don't have to pamper to my Boss ever again- Hurray!! Yes, life certainly does begin at 60!
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