We're pretty close to not having to work. It's nothing I did. My wife has inherited some property which we can sell and buy a second home in the mountains of North Carolina, and some property which generates a little income, which combined with our savings and social security in a few years is enough. I'm 58, she's 53, and while we aren't going to be rich, we can be comfortable.
So what do you really do when you don't work? We both have very strong faith walks and can volunteer at church or at the local Christian school. I can probably ride the bike 150 or so miles a week, maybe 200, if I quit work, go to the gym a few times a week, etc.
But what do you really do if you don't have to work? I've been working a long time as a lawyer, and while I have lots of credentials and all that, I'm pretty much sick of the lawyers I deal with. I have partners that I don't want to leave in the lurch, but I don't want to deal with the daily grind anymore.
All this stuff should be finalized in the next few months. Both my wife and I talk about not working, but I'm not really sure what it will be like.
Anybody have any suggestions?