What Are Your Plans for When You Retire?

While some may look forward to a life of leisure as an opportunity to spend more time with family and friends, others have a fantasy of how they want to spend their days after waving goodbye to their 9 to 5. Whether retirement is in the near future or a lifetime away, what are your dreams for when you retire? Cast your vote in the Hopkins Happenings Monday poll. Also, find out the results of last week’s poll on what your colleagues wear to work. The results may surprise you.

Also, share what’s on your retirement bucket list in the comments section below.

What are your dreams for when you retire?

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Bonnie C October 28, 2013 at 9:25 am

I am hoping the economy allows my planning to be sufficient so that I don't have to rely on earning an income. It will be great to do a little traveling, but I also hope to volunteer at local schools and stay active in my church and community organizations. My children don't live very far away, but far enough to limit my visits to once a month or less, so I expect I'll spend a little time visiting their homes. I also have family near enough to visit, but far enough away to require a couple of hours driving to reach them, so I expect to see them a couple of times a year. Working a 40+ hours per week job limits such visits now.


Manuella Winchester-Bey August 20, 2013 at 10:13 am

I will be looking for another job. I can not stay at home, I need to keep doing the same routine that I use to do. I may work less hours but I will find some else to do and I must get a pay check. I may be going to some agencies. But I do know that I will not be home waiting to die.


Sheila LInd August 19, 2013 at 10:50 am

Seeing more of our country is first on the agenda. Painting and gardening are among several hobbies that I would like to do more of. Continuing education at the community college is things like: Learning to Speak German, Stain Glass, Landscaping, etc….
I would also like to be a helper at the elementary school and a doggie daycare giver.
Spending time with my children and grandchildren goes without saying. July 2022…hurry up and get here.


Joan O'Connor August 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

I can't ever remember not working, When I ws young I walked a blind man in my neighborhood from cormer to corner (could not cross a street), babysat when I got older, picked string beans in local fields when a young teenager, took a job at 15 (they thought I was 16) in a doctor's office and have not stopped since. I can't imagine what it would be like to "not have to show up" . Daughter and grandaughter live with me so it is never boring (or lonely).


Paula Mattingly August 19, 2013 at 9:02 am

I'm looking forward to being able to be with people who need a visit for 1 reason or another during the day (hospital/nursing home/visit to doc/take to church other places). I'm active in church and this is one of the activities that I would like to enlarge on along with my husband - together. We do some now but look forward to how the Lord may open the door to even more and/or something different also. We're open to being used of the Lord togerther more at that time because he's home now and I'm not.


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