Thinking about a
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
County: Good old Sussex by the sea
Some of my thoughts are:
I haven't got a clue about what I would do when I retire, yes, go and watch Sussex County Cricket club a lot but that doesn't really work so well in February...
I'd want to keep my brain active / stimulated - not that retiring means that you are not active.
There's a social side to work - although where I currently work, I barely socialise outside of working hours with my colleagues (I literally have not been to the pub with any of them in say 4 years), they are still people that I talk to and part of my daily life.
Would I have enough money to be able to retire - I would hate to run out!
Having said all the above, I like the idea of a phased retirement, so going down to four days a week for a year or two, then down to three days a week etc. Just leaving on a Friday and not going back in the next week could be a bit of a shock to the system!