The other day I came across this blog post on http://butwhatnow.com/ :
- The Retirement Guru – Ernie J. Zelinski
I am reading 2 books at the same time. One is by my bedside and the other by my chair in the living room. Both are helping me to achieve some sort of peace of mind right now. They are both by Ernie Zelinski and I wholeheartedly recommend both.
I am so ready for retirement, it is painful to go to work every day and put up with the petty office politics, mindless reactions to human nature and pressure from those above me who are so pressured I’m not sure how they’ll make it another 10 years or more.
Some people cannot fathom not having a job. I am not one of them. At this point I am considering therapy to make it through the rest of my days working at this tedious job. I am surrounded by dissatisfied people, including those who, like me, used to enjoy their jobs.
It’s just not fun anymore.
As of today, I have 444 days left before my first possible opportunity for retirement. I am too close to just chuck it all tomorrow and tell these fools that I am through. There are benefits I would lose. There was a time I enjoyed my job, but what was once a place where I felt a technical camaraderie with peers is now a place so full of administrative hurdles and hassles that I don’t know how I’m going to make it through another year without being fired.
If you are retired now or thinking about retiring someday, if you are not even close to retirement but are not happy with your current job, if you think you can never retire because you’ll be bored to tears… You must read these books.
The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked- 21st Century Edition
How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor
From the same blog here is a retirement quote:
- Viva la retirement, grab it by the horns and go for it.
- Cheryl Marland
Retirement Party Ideas
- Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
— Gene Perret
I don't know what old is yet. I'm "only" 63, so it must be at least 70 or more.
— UNKNOWN WISE PERSON
In retirement, every day is Boss Day and every day is Employee Appreciation Day.
— Unknown wise person
As I get on in years, I also realize that I want wisdom, not knowledge; that I value being right with people more than simply being right; that I want to fight the battles that to me really matter. Growing older also means reaching out, doing things for people who’re in settings less fortunate than those I’m in.
— Singapore Retiree CHUA CHONG JIN