I haven’t said this much lately, but for old times sake here goes – TGIF! Yes, Friday is great even for a stay at home dad/blogger like me. It means we’ll get to spend extra time with Mama RB40 and I’ll get a little time to myself on the weekend. What’s your favorite day of the week? Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Don’t think too hard about it and give your answer below.
- Friday – The anticipation for the weekend makes Friday the best day of the week. Beside, you can goof off after lunch, dream about what you’ll do on the weekend, and leave early for an evening out with friends.
- Saturday – It’s party time! Saturday is perfect for going out and having fun. No work today, no work tomorrow, what can be better?
- Sunday – The perfect day for sleeping in and rejuvenate at home.
- Other days – You must be one of those weirdos (lucky) folks who love their jobs…
Here is where I’m going to make the tenuous connection between your favorite day of the week and retirement. Yes, it’s a stretch, but hear me out. It’s Friday after all, and we can all use a little light reading.
You enjoy anticipating and preparing for retirement. You are saving for retirement every month and you are counting down the days until you can retire. Preparing for retirement might be better than the actual retirement for you. It’s a big challenge to make the finance work and you enjoy it. Hopefully, you’ll also prepare for the unstructured time that comes with retirement as well because that tends to get overlooked.
This is my favorite day of the week. I love to go out and have fun. If you like Saturday, your retirement should be an active one. You’ll be so busy every day, you won’t know where you found the time to work full time before retirement. You’ll never be bored because there are so many fun things to do. Of course, fun things include part time work and volunteering because idle retirement isn’t for you.
Mrs. RB40 loves Sunday. She can stay home and recover from the work week (plus whatever we drag her to on Saturday.) People who like Sunday will enjoy a more relaxing retirement. They will finally have time to do all the things they have been meaning to do. They can entertain themselves at home by reading, gardening, doing projects, playing music, and surfing the internet.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Good news and bad news here. Here is the bad news. You probably enjoy work too much and retirement will be difficult. The good news is that you enjoy working. How many people can really say that? I’d put off retirement until you really can’t work anymore. Instead of retiring, it might be better to semi-retire. You work part time in a job that you like or even open your own business.
Retirement is great, but some people can have difficulties adjusting to it. Everyone will have to define their own perfect retirement. We all change as we get older and someday I might like Sunday more than Saturday. Anyway, all this is very non scientific and I’m sure many people who like Mondays will have a great retirement as well. Have a great weekend!
What’s your favorite day of the week and why?
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