Friday, January 16, 2015

What would I do if I didn't have to work?

What would I do if I didn't have to work?

Near the end of my previous relationship, I was trying to make a case for early retirement (aka "financial independence.") Partner (ex) couldn't imagine not working his 45-hour-a-week job for the next 35 years and also could not imagine what he would do with all that time off.

The only thing I could think of at the time was "travel!" but we knew if that were to become a reality we would have to have much much better finances.

So, now I'm on my own, and I'm still planning my early retirement. Even though my collective agreement tells me that I can't access my pension until the first day of the first month following my 60th birthday, I hope to be finished working by 55, which is now 15 years from now. Ten years more of work would be even better.

What would I do if I didn't have to work?
- set my alarm for 7:30 am and get up around 8:00
- see my son off to school
- practice yoga for two hours
- meditate for one hour
- lunch (alone or with a friend)
- work on volunteer activities (I currently do not volunteer, but I would like to for OPIRG, or a local world issues centre, New Canadian Centre, Habitat for Humanity, sexual assault centre, or even spend an hour or two at my son's school). Or take a nap.
- plan a nice meal for dinner and cook it

That looks like such a nice day that I think I am going to start practicing it on Saturdays.

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