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Re: Transition to retirement
My plan A is to start scaling back my time in a handful of years. Undetermined exactly. I am the boss and I have succession in place. All seems to be heading to the right place, so far. I really want to be able to spend winters in the Caribbean at first. If physical health holds up, perhaps further beyond full reitrement. The trick is there are at least two events over the winter that I would have to fly home for, the rest I could do by phone. It sounds great to be able to "call it in". However, I've seen others retire before me and engage in similar programs. While they don't work every day, they still seem to have a schedule to keep. I've had to be on a scheduled call, from time to time, while out cruising for a few weeks. It sort of ruins the whole day, even though I only need to work for an hour. I need to be sure I'm in a place to call, schedule passages around it, not have that beer with lunch, perhaps. It's a buzz kill.
On the other hand, I'm certain that one needs to remain mentally engaged in something in retirement, or the grey matter decays. Think there is actual science that proves this.
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