"Well how are you really enjoying your retirement?" I asked out of interest, "it was great to start with" he said, but lately, I've just become kind of lost... I don't really know what to do with all the spare time I have, "and there's only so much golf you can play, you know"? "then he said", "I'd love to do all of the things you do in your home workshop.
I said to him, well, you know mate it's never too late to learn,
Why don't you come over one day so that I can show you around my workshop, and give you a few ideas, you'll love it.
I guess if your're retired like Jim, you'll probably understand
what he's talking about.
The baby boomers, i.e. anyone born from the mid 1940s to the mid 1950s, are now approaching, or have allready opted for early retirement.
Retirement presents great changes in lifestyle's, which will have a profound effect on the way many choose to fill in the lazy days of retirement.
A hard working company executive generally has little time during
his busy career to find the time to develop or establish an interest in practical hobby pursuits.
Many prospective retirees dream of the carefree days they'll spend hitting a golf ball around their favourite golf course, or sailing their yacht, and not giving a hoot how much time is spent doing it.
But not every retiree has the desire or the income to do the above, some will also want to travel and explore, before settling into a new lifestyle.
Many just want to catch up on home maintenance projects, or
perhaps take a totally new direction in life, and become involved in a practical hobby to bring out the hidden carpenter, engineer, or handy man that's hidden inside a lot of people.
Let's face it, many people, (that may also include you), will derive much personal enjoyment, working with their hands & creating things.
This kind of pleasure work provides an inner sense of total personal self-fulfilment that few other things can provide.
The challenge and personal reward of creating something from nothing with your own bare hands, is difficult to describe to anyone who hasn't done it.
There are thousands of people with hidden talents which they've
never bothered to explore. What about you? Is there a mechanical genius or practical hobby worker hidden Inside of you, just waiting to be discovered?
Retirement truly provides the opportunity, time & money to explore your hidden latent talents, you've now got the time to explore & develop them further.
A big proportion of blokes (men) love tinkering with mechanical things, like taking items apart to rebuild & restore. Some even want to fabricate and build new things from scratch, whether they chose to work in wood or metal is a personal choice.
One of the most fascinating old world metal crafts that has captured many people's imagination is Hobby Metal Casting.
Hobby Metal Casting has gone through a huge worldwide renaissance. New age practical information & basic technology
coupled with easy to build home equipment and tools, empowers
the hobby metal crafter to explore and create masterpieces in the
To learn more about this rewarding age-old craft, you should first make a visit to: http://www.myhomefoundry.com
You'll be able to download some free ebooks, subscribe to an ezine for free, and get a feeling of what hobby metal casting is all about.
You may even find a great way to fill in those idle days of retirement.
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