Well, I can't speak for all retirees, but this is how my day went. It's rather unremarkable, but I'm happy to report that I wasn't bored for a single minute. Overall assessment: It's not a bad gig.
Here's the high-level summary of my day:
- Got up after 8 complete hours of sleep.
- Checked my Google calendar and scanned the morning news.
- Sent an email—to the people on the two (one on Facebook, the other on Evite) invitations to my retirement gathering this afternoon—about it being (very) casual dress and about running a tab being the best bet for multiple drinks.
- Had breakfast, not without photographing it and making a Facebook posting about it, since it involved eating one of my retirement gifts.
- Enjoyed the soundtrack from Ladies in Lavender while having breakfast, "Facebooking," and making moves in 4 of my 10 concurrently running Scrabble games.
- Changed my Red Hat email "Out of the Office" message.
- Changed my LinkedIn work status to "Retired."
- Read Dear Prudence. Love her!
- Composed my 286th and 287th haiku of the year for my Facebook Haiku Ninja group, in which we've committed to write a haiku a day throughout 2014. (In the excitement of both my birthday and retiring, I forgot to write yesterday's, hence the two today.)
- I arrived at my gym at 11:45, where in an hour and 20 minutes, I did 240 ab crunches, an upper body workout (8 weight resistence machines), and 30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical machine for a total of 1137 calories burned according to tracker.dailyburn.com.
- Facebooked and make some more Scrabble moves.
- Responded to a couple of e-rewards.com surveys (for cash, of course).
- Left for Bob's at 3:30, picked him up and went to The Borough for my informal retirement gathering, of about 40 people over the course of 3 hours.
Oh yeah, and I'm pretty sure I felt stress leaving my body throughout the day.