Why I am bored of my mini-retirement,  or the grim reality of traditional retirement

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After a month of being in Mexico, I am tired of being in the sun, sand and palm trees.

I am ready to get back to work.

I am bored of this mini-retirement.

There, I said it. 

And while I was sitting in my frustration for not being back home, the thought occured to me, how would I have felt had I waited for years, decades even? And it continued.

What had I felt had I deferred going to this country with my family, seeing my baby boy play in the ocean, enjoying wonderful food with my wife, and walking through the ruins of ancient civiliazations? What if I had waited until traditional retirement age to enjoy this country, its people and food…

I would have hated myself.


Because I would have gotten one month into retirement, which is exactly where I am at, and I would have been completely bored of it, which is exactly what I am feeling.

I would have found myself wanting nothing more but to return back to work, to be with my friends and family, to take full advantage of all my productive energy.

But to my horror, there is no work for me to do, my friends and family have long since passed or have grown too old for the sun, sand and surf, and I would have out-lived the energy to enjoy it myself.

It was at that very moment that I decided to write to you, my readers, and I needed to tell you about that grim truth.

So please, don’t wait, my friends, don’t defer enjoying the best this life has to offer. Because sooner than you know, it will be too late.