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Wrong Turns In Life
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I think that I am lucky-I ended up in Seattle rather than some dreary hick town. I won't be traveling that much in the future, as I feel a need to prepare for retirement. Which, will probably be well into my seventies (I'm 62 now).

Seattle is nice enough. Not one of the great cities of the world, but good enough for me. With the high COL, though, I would probable relocate to someplace cheaper if I were younger.

I used to fantasize about Adventure Travel. Safaris, Antarctic cruises, Machu Pichu, the Galapagos Island, Madagascar..... I would even get brochures. But the cost was a barrier.

Now I fantasize about retirement. Awhile back, I came across online comments by a guy in his late fifties, who was sick and tired of the regimentation of work. I figure that regimentation starts when you are a small child, with school. By the time you are in your late fifties, you have endured half a century of regimentation.
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(02-01-2019, 08:13 PM)Tim Randal Walker Wrote: I think that I am lucky-I ended up in Seattle rather than some dreary hick town.  I won't be traveling that much in the future, as I feel a need to prepare for retirement.  Which, will probably be well into my seventies (I'm 62 now).  

Seattle is nice enough.  Not one of the great cities of the world, but good enough for me.  With the high COL, though, I would probable relocate to someplace cheaper if I were younger.

I used to fantasize about Adventure Travel.  Safaris, Antarctic cruises, Machu Pichu, the Galapagos Island, Madagascar.....  I would even get brochures.  But the cost was a barrier.  

Now I fantasize about retirement.  Awhile back, I came across online comments by a guy in his late fifties, who was sick and tired of the regimentation of work.  I figure that regimentation starts when you are a small child, with school.  By the time you are in your late fifties, you have endured half a century of regimentation.

One person's error is another's brilliant play.  We're all different.  I'm just shy of 72, and 3 years retired.  I planned to retire at 70, not 69 as I actually did, but an unfulfilling work life and the opportunity to retire as I wished made that decision for me.  In that, I'm extremely lucky.  I'm not in my perfect place, but I am in a really good one.  I'll be staying until I get too old to live here -- hopefully 15+ years from now.  In the meantime, there is always travel.
Intelligence is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom, but they all play well together.
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