I am on week four of retirement. I really, really like to sleep in.
I am still pretty self-structured, DH whose been retired since 2011 is giving me lots of space. I like to walk with my family every morning which is 8:30 so I set my alarm at 7:30 so I can "slowly" wake up, but a couple of times a week I text them a "no walk for me". That 8:30 time is when the horses get fed and let out to graze for the day and I live right next to the barn. I am surrounded by retirees so am not alone... ever.
It's cold and icky here this winter and I refuse to walk in the snow or pouring rain. period. They tease me, but that is where I draw the line. I agree with posters on winter not being the best time to FIRE. Our prep for travel is very limited. But then I didn't want to rush out of town either.
We are stuck here at our temporary home until we sell our vehicles and the weather turns warm long enough for use to break down our winterized trailer. Did I mention I love to sleep in? NO MORE WAKING UP EVERY WEEKDAY AT 5:45!
I only text one co worker who I also like to craft with and we've become close friends. She is not talking about work at all which I appreciate. We have so many other topics to discuss, family, friends and hobbies. Someday I might ask her how the team is doing. I was one of the leaders, and daily manager of various projects.
I also enjoy online gaming daily - duration varies wildly, watching some silly dystopian future or sci fi series long off the air (love Netflix!), reading on DH's Kindle, organizing our traveling home, prepping for travel.
I anxiously await departing for warm weather, that's when I feel my "real" retirement will begin. So far I've had no depression, no listlessness, or feeling guilty for not doing enough, but there's lots of time for that to come. I've had 3 long naps though, each time I woke up I felt sluggish and tired, didn't like them much. I'd rather sleep 8 to 10 hours straight and not nap. DH is a 5 to 6 hour night's sleep, 2+ hour afternoon nap. I guess I do get some alone time, when he naps:)
I hear more snow is in the forecast...sigh... more forced down time inc.