A person runs by a large sign saying, "Busy schedule?".A common refrain of one of my retired friends, when asked how he’s doing, is “Busy, busy, busy!”. I used to think it was mostly a joke. Now that I’m a month and a half into my own retirement, though, I’m beginning to understand. When I get up in the morning, I have an open landscape in front of me with many paths to choose for the day. Practice keyboards? How about practice bass guitar? Write a blog entry? How about doing one of my workouts. Some days, I have a lunch planned, or I play hockey, or something else. The key, though, is that it’s all stuff that I want to do! And there’s a lot of stuff I want to do. I can’t fit it all into one day, though, so I find myself very busy doing this stuff I want to do. And so I find myself, well, super busy! But it’s all good.

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