26 Toddfan 2 weeks ago Congratulations. Now folks will start asking you what you are doing with "all that time". Don't let them get you concerned! You will find that there is still hardly enough time to get in all of your "busy doing nothing" things. I am nearing my 6 years retired mark (went at 61) and I don't regret doing it one single bit. People will ask if you "miss work"...I haven't "missed" one single day (and I was fortunate in that I actually enjoyed my job). My recommendation to anyone contemplating retirement is to do it at the earliest possible moment.