I just turned 62 and celebrated my first birthday at a local restaurant. Nothing exotic, just draft beer and a burger.
I've been using my spare time to make my community a better place to visit. Our MainStreet org(I'm on the Board of Directors) did a "Touch a Truck event", to kick start our Farmers Market. We had 2 Police cruisers, Fire Ladder Truck, Garbage Truck, Ambulance and an Electric School Bus. It was very successful( I organized it), and it gave me a sense of accomplishment. It was satisfying to me to watch these kids' faces light up when they went inside of these vehicles and got to push buttons, blow the horn and such.
Religious wise, the wife and I aren't doing anything religious. I still privately pray daily, asking for direction and guidance. I did go to a local community church, it was okay. But it is hard to look at the cross, listen to King James old English and such. I've looked at different religious serves on Facebook, but I'm just not feeling it.
My biggest regret, that I never prepared for retirement because I really did believe we were in "The Last Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds". I'm working 3 jobs just to make ends meet, with no retirement in sight.
Thank You Watchtower! It's your fault that I walked away after 40 years of dedicated service.