Retire Tomorrow!

Can’t sleep a wink. This is  the moment I have been waiting for 36 years!

So many things crossed my mind. I will be stepping into an unknown territory where working 8 days a week is no longer the norm; a world without BlackBerry and outside office hours teleconferences and telepresence meetings!

Will there be life after work? After so many years of Learning, Earning, will I be able to Return something to  the society?

For the first time in my life I will have full control of the time. Will I be able to use my time wisely? For a good cause?

What are the priorities? What type of life  style do I wish  to adopt?

This is only the beginning of another phase; a new lease of life which I will only fully understand when I immerse into it.

A decision on retirement is not something to be taken lightly. One needs to have a reflection on one’s life and on the Joys and Sorrows of Work ( re Alain de Botton’s book) before making this decision.

Friends have been wishing me a long and happy retirement. I am grateful for that. I surmize that the expected value of retirement is the product of the probability of surviving and the happiness you derive during your retirement years. To wish somebody a long and happy retirement now makes a lot of sense to me.

Must get back to sleep now and prepare to enjoy all the days after tomorrow.

3 thoughts on “Retire Tomorrow!

  1. When we were working full-time, we ran in and out of offices and were pushed by the time to make decisions on things related to works. We hardly had time to think about the meaning of our life and what we should really do (apart from making a living). I think most of the people are like us (though I have not made any polls on this, I suspect 99% of the working people are doing the same). And this is Hong Kong people, work is 100% of his life, but obviously our life is not solely about work.
    Retirement gives us a good time to reflect, I think, when you can spare your soul and heart to something else that could make your life more interesting and meaningful.
    Happy retirement, Michael!

    • Thanks for visiting my blog! Yes, one has to be mentally, physically active to enjoy the golden years. I like your posts on music and hope other people would like them too!

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