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    Default I retired today!

    After 42 years in the workforce, today was my last day of work. Up to now the longest I've been able to get away for a hike has been two weeks. I predict that in the next couple years that will change significantly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by map man View Post
    After 42 years in the workforce, today was my last day of work. Up to now the longest I've been able to get away for a hike has been two weeks. I predict that in the next couple years that will change significantly!

    mapman,

    Congratulations. Mnohaya lita!

    I retired 13 months ago and itís been one of the best years of my life.
    The trails await.
    Last edited by RangerZ; 02-01-2019 at 21:34.

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    Good on you sir,

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    Congrats. I have relied on your data for my own hikes as well as passing it on to prospective hikers as well.
    Lonehiker

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    That day is coming. Look forward to getting out while I'm still young enough to enjoy. And whaddaya know? You're the same age as me!
    Congratulations Mapman! Have fun out there.

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    I am teetering on the edge but recently decided to cut back at least a day week and possibly two for another couple of years. It helps that I can go hiking after work because of where I live (by choice).

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    Woooooohoooooooo


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    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by map man View Post
    After 42 years in the workforce, today was my last day of work. Up to now the longest I've been able to get away for a hike has been two weeks. I predict that in the next couple years that will change significantly!
    I retired in 2000 after working for thr same company for 40 years. I than decided to do a thru-hike. Never regraded doing so. Greatest adventure in my life time.
    Grampie-N->2001

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    wooo whoo! Congrats. I've been dreaming more and more about that day.
    It's funny how work transitioned from an exiting adventure to necessity to mundane routine...with the occasional dread or burden thrown in here and there...but mostly it just transitioned to something I accept...something I need for my family, nothing more. Don't really dread it, don't really look forward to it, don't really enjoy it... i used to strive to climb that corporate ladder...to improve myself...to learn...to get promoted...to make more money. Now I have no patience for the politics and manipulation of it all. I have no time or interest for that. I just try to keep a positive attitude, keep my nose down, and just roll with it.

    Was it like that for you?

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    HUGE HUGE HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you MapMan!!!

    Much more hiking in your near and continuing future is a Very Good thing!

    u.w.

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    Today was my official last work day as well. However I had been on family leave and working part-time as a contractor.

    Now I have a more important and difficult task.

    Take advantage of your freedom while you can. You never know what can pop up unexpectedly to derail your plans.

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    Congratulations!

    Ideally, I'm a couple of years away from it, but at this point I don't know if the place will last that long.

    I love the work, hate the politics, and have a bunch of pro bono projects in mind. I don't think I'm capable of being bored. I'll not be hurting for things to do. Some of them might even involve trails. (Or bushwhacks.)
    I always know where I am. I'm right here.

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    Congratulations! It may take awhile for the shock to wear off but soon you'll be wondering how you ever had time to work! As was mentioned in previous responses....you have done some valuable statistical analysis concerning hiking the AT and I suspect that since you will have more free time on your hands you will even uncover more helpful data. Hike On!
    Last edited by oldwetherman; 02-01-2019 at 22:02.

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    Congratulations,from only 80 miles away!

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    Welcome to the pool, where the water is nice & warm!! My wife & I saw the increase in our annual hiking mileage double after retiring ... it's awesome.

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    I expect many more maps and stats from you now.

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    Default I retired today!

    Good for you! I retired last September. I sure do not miss work. See you on the trail.

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    Congratulations! And thank you for supplying so much data to the forum. Happy trails!

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    I retired almost two years ago. Not a minute of regret. Enjoy
    "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." ---Dr. Seuss

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