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neonlight

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Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« on: June 11, 2019, 11:45:37 PM »
Hi,

Have been living a busy and fulfilling career life, but at the same time want to FIRE and live a live of discovery and travels, and finding a partner.

Last weekend something happened, I had the whole weekend off doing nothing which i don't get often, and it bore the hell out of me. How did it work for you, and did boredom get the better of you?

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 02:57:40 AM »
I think you should get a hobby (or more than one). Something that engages you and that you can grow in (becoming board member of a club). I feel that I don't have enough time for my hobbies as long as I work.
The other thing is that you can fill your retirement days with doing voluntary work for as much as you would like to.

Maybe for you, some social isolation plays in. You should try to get a network of people. Maybe check Meetup?

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 03:08:01 AM »
A weekend is not a lifetime. However, I canít imagine getting bored in a weekend! Surely you have a list of all the things you need to do that you havenít had the time to do?

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 04:51:37 AM »
A weekend is not a lifetime. However, I canít imagine getting bored in a weekend! Surely you have a list of all the things you need to do that you havenít had the time to do?

You are right, itís probablg a weekend deflate. Am just worried that post FIRE I might feel the same

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 06:03:53 AM »
Most of the things I want to do I canít do with my current lifestyle, location, or the weekends I have off. Iíve had two, 4 month sabbaticals, and my lifestyle during those is entirely different than what I would do in a weekend or even a week. It was very reassuring, because, like you, I can get very bored on the weekends. Especially because I have a stay at home wife with no kids, so itís not like I spend my weekends cooking, cleaning, errands, laundry, etc..

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 06:04:38 AM »
Why do you want to FIRE?


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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 08:04:46 AM »
I get moments where I wonder what I should do next, but since FIRE-ing I've had the time to develop hobbies that really fulfill me. For instance, I'm about to go kayaking, and then I'll spend the day taking dogs from the city animal shelter out for walks in a park. These activities suit me, and I'm sure that you'll find some to suit you.

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 09:49:52 AM »
Are you still mentally in 'work mode'? I find that that keeps me from totally relaxing even though I have nothing to do. Maybe try meditation, or biking a long way.

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 10:11:16 AM »
A weekend off is totally different than FIRE. Even a very long sabbatical feels completely different. There is always the knowledge that you'll have to.go back to work - be that come Monday or 2 years from now. Once FIREd you can structure your life differently. and see things in a new way. Getting bored is just your minds way of telling you it needs stimulation and something new and exciting to focus on. Something that is hard to do if you know you won't have time before needing to go back to work in a couple of days. Once FIREd you have endless time to try everything. You can use boredom as motivation and opportunity to change your life for the better and really expand it any way you want.
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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 10:25:27 AM »
Hi,

Have been living a busy and fulfilling career life, but at the same time want to FIRE and live a live of discovery and travels, and finding a partner.

Last weekend something happened, I had the whole weekend off doing nothing which i don't get often, and it bore the hell out of me. How did it work for you, and did boredom get the better of you?

For me boredom is impossible because I have  so much to learn on the World Wide Web and discuss via  social media.
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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 10:33:22 AM »
Once FIREd you have endless time to try everything. You can use boredom as motivation and opportunity to change your life for the better and really expand it any way you want.

Indeed!

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 10:45:36 AM »
I can't even remember the last time I've had a free weekend with nothing going on, no pending projects, etc! My next four weekends are booked (or double booked and I have to decide what I'm doing) already...

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2019, 04:59:03 PM »
Inspiring guys, thank you!

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2019, 05:08:06 PM »
Last weekend something happened, I had the whole weekend off doing nothing which i don't get often, and it bore the hell out of me. How did it work for you, and did boredom get the better of you?

I FIREd last year and honestly, the idea of weekend doing nothing sounds soooo relaxing right about now.  I wish I could do that.  One of the biggest pitfalls of FIRE is that people seem to always take on too many new responsibilities too quickly, instead of enjoying their new found freedom for a while. 

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Re: Young retirement bored after FIRE?
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2019, 10:03:57 PM »
Year six of FIRE, rarely bored. I think it's somewhat individual though.