These are quotes that reveal thoughts, fears, concerns, and humor that come to mind when I think about getting ready to file for retirement:
Sixty-five is the age when one acquires sufficient experience to lose one's job. ~Unknown
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. ~William Shakespeare
The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money. ~Author Unknown
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick
Retirement is having nothing to do and someone always keeping you from it. ~Robert Brault
Retire from work, but not from life. ~M.K. Soni
Retirement is when you stop living at work and begin working at living. ~Unknown
Retirement: The time in your life when time is no longer money. ~Unknown
You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. ~Ogden Nash
Sometimes it's hard to tell if retirement is a reward for a lifetime of hard work or a punishment. ~Terri Guillemets
God's retirement plan is out of this world. ~Unknown
Retire and retirement are words that, while growing up and even just a few decades ago, was just another word in the dictionary - it didn't really apply to me. As kids we certainly never retired (i.e., to bed, to our rooms, or quit) from anything. The word retire was just automatically synonymous with the older generation(s) - parents and grandparents, even aunts and uncles - but not a word often used by the young, nor the young at heart.
If you own a mirror, and can clearly see your reflection, eventually you will see a change. I've always had my chronological age challenged, and somewhat, even now. Having said that, one day it was like my mirror had taken on some 'new colors', ha! ... different 'hues', and more 'shades of grey', so to speak.
The only 'retire' 'meant' for me is for Uncle Sam to "show me the money, the money I've spent all these years working to (enjoy?). Who knows? ... and life goes on ... and on ... until ... our final curtain call.