Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-06-2016, 07:06 PM   #1
Guru
 
Portuguese's Avatar
 
City: Salvador - BA
Country: Brazil
Vessel Name: Rainha Jannota
Vessel Model: Curruira 46
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 662
Send a message via MSN to Portuguese
Finally retired

Hello Folks

I am finaly retired. Since 5/18/16 I am no longer an employee. From now on, I am on my own to do what I feel like.
Yet, is this good or bad? I do have a capable boat to cruise where I want when I want. Still, after 37 years in the oil industry, I keep question myself if I was prepared for this to happen.
Is this a temporary feeling?
Must I try to keep professionaly ocupied? Or should I only stay calm and enjoy my boat? Is this going to take some time before I feel confortable for cruising only?

What did you guys do when the same oprdeal happen to you?

Cheers
Portuguese
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Now retired and cruising in calm waters
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainha_jannota/
Portuguese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 07:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
ddalme's Avatar
 
City: LAFAYETTE,LA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Relenti
Vessel Model: Atlantic 30, 1983
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 406
I remember being lost for a few months after retiring, until I got emersed in a hobby. After 10 years I have changed hobbies a couple of times. Just remember that now everyday is Saturday. Although, every once in a while I ask my wife what day is it.
__________________

ddalme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 07:22 PM   #3
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Country: Bumpkin?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,996
Greetings,
Mr. P. CONGRATULATIONS!!! After 37 years you've earned some time for yourself and your family. The job you used to do will still get done without you there and life goes on.

Tough call as to how to handle all this "free time". I'm sure you'll get a whole range of "I did this" and "Don't do thats". I'm not going to suggest a damn thing. You're on your own my friend.

Oops, correction...Do this right now. Go on board Rainha Jannota, pour yourself your favorite libation, light up a GOOD cigar (IF you happen to enjoy them). Sit back in your favorite chair, put your feet up and reflect on how fortunate you are to be where you are right now. Don't worry about the past or the future. Let out a relaxing AHHHHHH... and enjoy. Oh, and put away your watch.
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 07:36 PM   #4
Guru
 
High Wire's Avatar
 
City: Cape May, NJ and Englewood, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Irish Lady
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,600
Those fears wear off after a while. In the mean time, stay busy getting your boat ready to cruise and go while you have your health.
High Wire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 07:46 PM   #5
Guru
 
MurrayM's Avatar
 
City: Kitimat, North Coast BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Badger
Vessel Model: 30' Sundowner Tug
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3,322
Congratulations!

What is your passion?

Heard a good quote the other day..."If your goals don't scare you, you aren't dreaming big enough".

I've got about four years until retirement, then it's off we go to explore and photograph BC's north coast during all seasons and I want to master the polymer photogravure process
__________________
"The most interesting path between two points is not a straight line" Murray Minchin
MurrayM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 07:47 PM   #6
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 7,568
At first you wonder how to use the time, later you`ll wonder why there isn`t more time.
Life`s changes bring opportunities, seize them, it`s why you have that wonderful boat.
__________________
BruceK
Island Gypsy 36 Europa "Doriana"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 07:53 PM   #7
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 5,086
Quote:
Originally Posted by Portuguese View Post
What did you guys do when the same oprdeal happen to you?
I'll let you know. I'll get back to you in about 10 years.
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 07:55 PM   #8
Guru
 
Portuguese's Avatar
 
City: Salvador - BA
Country: Brazil
Vessel Name: Rainha Jannota
Vessel Model: Curruira 46
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 662
Send a message via MSN to Portuguese
Quote:
Greetings,
Mr. P. CONGRATULATIONS!!! After 37 years you've earned some time for yourself and your family. The job you used to do will still get done without you there and life goes on.

Tough call as to how to handle all this "free time". I'm sure you'll get a whole range of "I did this" and "Don't do thats". I'm not going to suggest a damn thing. You're on your own my friend.

Oops, correction...Do this right now. Go on board Rainha Jannota, pour yourself your favorite libation, light up a GOOD cigar (IF you happen to enjoy them). Sit back in your favorite chair, put your feet up and reflect on how fortunate you are to be where you are right now. Don't worry about the past or the future. Let out a relaxing AHHHHHH... and enjoy. Oh, and put away your watch.
RTF
You always have easy solutions for the most aparent dificult issues.

Thank you
__________________
Now retired and cruising in calm waters
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainha_jannota/
Portuguese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 07:59 PM   #9
Guru
 
ancora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,490
Been retired for 25 years, and my only regret is not retiring sooner.
ancora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 08:06 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
bilge53's Avatar
 
City: Oriental, NC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: M/V Major Award
Vessel Model: Senator 35 w/single Lehman
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 420
Do the stuff I enjoy but miss the challenges of a professional life. Been one year and I will be hunting contract work.
bilge53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 08:42 PM   #11
Guru
 
City: Hotel, CA
Country: Fried
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8,328
Fernando, your hobby was building a fine vessel. The family is doing well grab hold of that wheel your old dear friend made for you in that wheelhouse and put it to good use. Mainly enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Congratulations amigo.
__________________
Craig

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they've been fooled - Mark Twain
CPseudonym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 08:59 PM   #12
Guru
 
Codger2's Avatar
 
City: San Diego
Country: US
Vessel Name: "Sandpiper"
Vessel Model: 2006 42' Ocean Alexander Sedan
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,420
Fernando, I followed your build very closely and was elated with the final product. (That trip, pulling the boat for launching at the water was spooky!)

I retired in 1992 and never looked back. I did not experience the thoughts you are having. I have enjoyed every minute of my retirement and would do exactly the same thing again, in a heart beat.

Here's to your retirement....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	FullSizeRender-5.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	139.3 KB
ID:	52810  
__________________
Codger2

My passion for improving my boat(s) exceeds my desire to constantly cruise them.
Codger2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 09:25 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
eagle419's Avatar
 
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 214
Quote:
Originally Posted by Portuguese View Post

What did you guys do when the same oprdeal happen to you?

Cheers
Portuguese
Well Portuguese,

My own cure for suddenly-nothing-to-do syndrome was to buy a large, forty year old timber boat with an (at least) 50 year old engine, crammed full of systems.

A minimum of a couple of days "work" a week - every week.

Best thing I've done for a while.

If you're a person who let themselves be defined by their profession or occupation, just think of your new self as marine financier/maintenance worker.

All the best with your new freedom ordeal !
__________________
John
eagle419 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 10:01 PM   #14
Guru
 
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,351
Now into my 3rd year of retirement worked a 12 hour day for far too many years now I don't know where I found time to work .
gaston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 10:24 PM   #15
Guru
 
healhustler's Avatar
 
City: Longboat Key, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bucky
Vessel Model: Krogen Manatee 36 North Sea
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,181
I took a new wife and bought an old boat upon retirement. I didn't have time before and it seems like I don't have much now either. Constantly busy with house , condo and boat projects. Happy though.
__________________
Larry

"I'd rather be happy than dignified".
healhustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2016, 10:35 PM   #16
Guru
 
alormaria's Avatar
 
City: Trenton
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 902
Congrats Portuguese.
I retired this time last year.
I don't know where the year went. I've been so busy I don't know how I ever had time to work. I hope things slow down a little.

Like the dowager countess said, "What's a weekend?".
__________________
Al Johnson
34' Marine Trader
"Angelina"
alormaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 12:16 AM   #17
THD
Guru
 
City: Seattle
Country: US
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,142
Larry-better to have a new wife and an old boat rather than the reverse! Wait a minute-maybe not!

Portugese-take Rainha out and enjoy her-Lord knows you put enough getting her built!
THD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 12:37 AM   #18
Guru
 
cardude01's Avatar
 
City: Victoria TX
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet steadysailer
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,177
Finally retired

I had a false start my first attempt at retirement. Lasted two years and I went back to work for 5 years. It just wasn't the right time for me-- I was too young and quickly got bored. Kids were still young. Wife was still working. It was a stupid decision in retrospect.

Going to try it again in about a year! This time I'm a little better prepared mentally I think, but my retirement-boat idea is probably not going to work out with my lovey bride. She doesn't want to live on a boat long term, so we might just charter. Best laid plans and all that...
cardude01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 01:05 AM   #19
Art
Guru
 
Art's Avatar
 
City: SF Bay Area
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Tollycraft 34' Tri Cabin
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7,979
I always have felt retired. Because... Worked for myself my whole life. Plan to keep doing so till the big end occurs. Got my sights set on 110 years. Might take the last few off... then again might not!

IMO - Staying busy doing something really interesting... keeps ya alive!

May Good Luck and Great Times be Yours in Retirement!!
Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2016, 02:27 AM   #20
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 13,152
Wifey B: PASSION. That's the key. Find things you can be passionate about in life and a way to be passionate about life. As long as you have passions, you'll always be fulfilled in life and, if you don't have anything to feel passionate about, you'll feel an emptiness.
__________________

BandB is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012