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Old 04-07-2007, 01:59 PM   #11
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I often said that when I retired early from "corporate America", I'd love to work in a nice local hardware store. Always loved hardware stores for some reason, and there are tons of men in them.

Well, I was laid off from my "corporate America" job 7 years before my plan. While I was collecting unemployment, I wandered in to my local Ace hardware store and was hired on the spot as a part-time cashier. I stayed, and shortly after that, I was the store manager.

Because I'm making a fraction of the salary I was making (I can ALMOST make ends meet), my retirement will undoubtedly be further in the future than my original plan. But it's a great job and a mile from my house.

As for men, there are hundreds of them around every day. But after 4 years, I still have not met one to date!

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Old 04-07-2007, 04:08 PM   #12
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I would love to make a living as a Catch Rider. They are the professionals that ride other people's horses at shows. Ride, Ride Ride, but no farrier bills, vet bills, or showing costs.
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:54 PM   #13
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The job I really want? I would love something that had to do with graphics on the computer. I miss that part of making signs!!!
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:23 PM   #14
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I would like to win the Lotto or someone would leave me a lot of money like a million dollars.

Since I am retired I could travel, give money to charities and have a great time.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:10 PM   #15
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I want to have a horse livery business. Or maybe a children's farm.
And what kind of children would you grow there?

Sorry, just my goofy mind working overtime.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:14 PM   #16
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Good one Katie..LOL LOL
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:18 PM   #17
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My perfect job.... That requires some thought. Many years ago Buck and I thought we wanted to run a restaurant/bed & breakfast and even went to the extent of going to school to get certified in hotel/restaurant management.

We've since learned enough about ourselves to know we don't want to be tied to a business.

My writing is my soul, so I would love to get to the point where it would sustain us comfortably. Perhaps the book I'm writing will do that. Our idea of "comfortable" is meager compared to others.

I/we don't require a lot of "goodies." Our most wanted thing is to get our old house restored to its original glory.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:32 PM   #18
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:42 AM   #19
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I'd love to do something in the arts. Either create or be on stage.

I love to dance and in my far less busy days, I used to act. There was nothing better than the rush right before the curtain went up, the cathartic release of channeling all my energy into a role, or that liberated feeling of surrendering to the rhythm of my choreography. . . sigh. Life took over and I haven't been able to get that back.

Then there's writing - I love it but I haven't had time to do it since last year. Not the right way, anyway. There's something so great about just pouring out all of your thoughts onto paper; no filtering or editing or censoring. Just writing. Some of the most beautiful things have their roots in pure, simple, unapologetic honesty.

And here I am studying psychology and education. . . more practical I guess, and also areas I enjoy. I just hope I don't end up regretting my choices later in life.
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I'd love to do something in the arts. Either create or be on stage.

I love to dance and in my far less busy days, I used to act. There was nothing better than the rush right before the curtain went up, the cathartic release of channeling all my energy into a role, or that liberated feeling of surrendering to the rhythm of my choreography. . . sigh. Life took over and I haven't been able to get that back.

Then there's writing - I love it but I haven't had time to do it since last year. Not the right way, anyway. There's something so great about just pouring out all of your thoughts onto paper; no filtering or editing or censoring. Just writing. Some of the most beautiful things have their roots in pure, simple, unapologetic honesty.

And here I am studying psychology and education. . . more practical I guess, and also areas I enjoy. I just hope I don't end up regretting my choices later in life.
Very interesting. I like to dance and write. I went to school (university) for education, yes practical, but I regret it. I should have stuck with dancing and writing. But, there is still time!
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