Retirement

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  1. MarkB

    MarkB AH Senior Member

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    Just retired at 52, 34+ years in Navy, spent many years of that away, cost a marriage and some $$$, children are grown and doing their things. Always dreamed of an African safari but needed a push to do it, in 2000 my dad went to bed one night at 56 and never woke up. That was the big push I needed, been to Africa 3 times (4 safaris) since and just booked for a month in summer of 2020. A hunting wife would be good but think they only exist on TV. Just sold my house and looking for that dream build with 1 large room for a big collection of "memories". Will work again but only doing what I love, with no stress and for my set hours. Life's way to short and nobody knows when its ending. Retire, live, have fun and don't look back. My 2c.

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  2. Hogpatrol

    Hogpatrol AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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  3. GL1960

    GL1960 AH Senior Member

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    Retired at 56 and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Traveling the world with my wife, taking lots of fly fishing and hunting trips and reconnecting with friends.
     
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  4. BobT

    BobT AH Enthusiast

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    I retired from the Navy just short of my 39th. birthday in 1996. I went to work full time a week later and have been working ever since with no plan to retire again. Now at age 60 I enjoy my job and it provides the means to enjoy my passion for hunting and shooting. I hunted Africa for my first time last August and plan to go back in 2021. I figure I'll work until I'm no longer physically able to and then try to find something productive to do other than sit around and watch the TV.
     
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  5. Philip Glass

    Philip Glass AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Just hunt more and it will keep you busy! Best of luck deciding. If you can’t make up your mind I’ll sell you some sheep for your ranch then wpyoull be plenty busy
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