I know it’s too early to talk about retirement while we’re still in our 20s. But somehow we got the idea of what we want, it all happens on one fine weekday last month.
Hubby and I had completed all the to-do-list, from clients’ projects to our personal projects. There’s no household chore needed to be done as well.
So, we spent the day watching TV, checking social media, taking a nap, eating, etc until we didn’t know what to do with so much time left on our hand and we started to stare at ceiling, wall and the clock. I don’t know how this could happen, but it happened.
Imagine, a day with no agenda, no work, literally nothing to do. That could be a dream life to some people. Sometimes I crave for it too. But as we experienced it, this oh-so-free-time was such a torture.
At the end of the day, both of us agree that if the retirement life is like this – it’s not seldom we hear people say how they want to retire and have a life of doing nothing, take care of grandchildren, blablabla – we’re not going to sign up for it.
To quote the owner of Sekeping retreat:
My kind of retirement is from pressure and all the rush. (I) must have something to keep busy, yet at the same time (gives) no pressure. Not totally sit idle. I think (I) will go crazy.” – source
Yeah, that’s the real kind of retirement that we’re talking about. I’m picturing us having a small homestay, get to share the town info (of where we gonna stay) with the guests, selling junk silver or whatever and webdesign will still be part of our life.