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Retirement is only but a matter of time

Start preparing for life after work on the first day on job. FILE PHOTO
Start preparing for life after work on the first day on job. FILE PHOTO 

I have been working in an office for over 30 years and now my retirement is drawing near. I am in some sort of confusion as to what I should do in the next phase of my life.

It has hit me that I will have less money than I am used to (I will be earning some pension just enough for survival) though my bigger problem is whether I will not lose my head doing so little as I am used to decades of being busy.

About 25 years ago, I met a man in the CBD who was holding a newspaper, was in a suit and tie and after a few words with him, it was clear he was on his way to nowhere.

At 11 in the morning, he wanted us to have a coffee and a chat, and when this was not possible, he offered to walk me to my office.

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