I have a cousin who is contemplating retiring a little early. All I can say is if you can afford it, do it!! It is nice to not have to get up early and worry about getting a job done, head off to work, fight the traffic and the weather, help your boss give you ulcers, and all that other good stuff that goes with having a job. Oh yes, there are some good points like the income you are making, the fellowship of other workers, and the wonderful interactions with your boss. Of course I wouldn't know about all that. According to my wife, I haven't had a real job for many, many years. Yes, she is right. I have worked for my self for a long time, but by doing that, it actually gave me many, many bosses.
My first job lasted 17 years, but all the rest of the "full time" jobs I held went away because the companies were closing their doors. I guess I could say I was a part of putting a lot of companies out of business (grin). No, none of them were my fault. I guess I am getting off the main subject, my cousin thinking about early retirement. And again I say, go ahead. Life is too short to work hard for someone else. I still do some work now and then, but I like to do it and will continue to do so if some is available when I am not planning on traveling. There have been times when I had to spend days of my vacation on my laptop doing a rush job for a good customer.
OK, I have a present for my cousin and any of you who may be thinking about leaving the rat race behind. This present is a sweet treat that tells about retirement:
Here is a close up of what it says. Just some simple little rhymes, but they are so true. Don't you think so?
Now, all of you who are retired, do something special today. All you poor people who still hold jobs, the weekend is not too far away. No matter if you are working or not, just have a great day, you hear?