Culture How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the things you'd spend your retirement enjoying.

The road of life is long, and it stretches off in the distance towards retirement: That beautiful day when you can throw away your suits, and ties, and forget how to do your job and just live. Think about all the things you would do if you didn't have to work, write them down, and that’s what you do when you retire. If you’re scratching your head right now because it's devoid of retirement plans, that’s okay, here are some of the best things to do when you retire, so grab a pen and take some notes.

When you retire you can do anything you want, you’ve earned it. Whether you’re already retired and you’re just hanging out on the internet, or you’re at work dreaming of that wonderful day when you can dive out of your office building, there are plenty of fun-filled options on this list ways to spend your retirement.

Vote up the things you’d spend your retirement enjoying. And if you’ve got some amazing retirement plans waiting for you around the corner, share them in the comments. 

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Chillaxing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Chillaxing

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86 13
Spending Time With Your Loved ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Spending Time With Your Loved Ones

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83 17
ALL the Hobbies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
ALL the Hobbies

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64 25
Visiting America's State Parks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Visiting America's State Parks

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64 29
Getting to Know Your Grandchil... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Getting to Know Your Grandchildren

6
62 28
Volunteering is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Volunteering

7
59 32
Eating Your Way Through Europe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Eating Your Way Through Europe

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54 28
Hanging Out With Other Retiree... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Hanging Out With Other Retirees

9
55 35
Working in the Garden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Working in the Garden

10
49 32
Catching Up on Classic Works o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Catching Up on Classic Works of Literature

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48 34
Working Part Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Working Part Time

12
46 41
Learning Another Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Learning Another Language

13
41 35
Putting Together a Family Tree is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Putting Together a Family Tree

14
38 46
Writing That Novel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Writing That Novel

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34 40
Taking in Local Theater Perfor... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Taking in Local Theater Performances

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31 38
Organizing Game Nights is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Organizing Game Nights

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27 46
Prank Calling Your Old Office ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Prank Calling Your Old Office Buddies

18
27 49
Starting a Small Business is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Starting a Small Business

19
22 47
Getting to the Bottom of Area ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Getting to the Bottom of Area 51

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23 52
Lots of Yoga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Lots of Yoga

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21 49
Hours of Cooking Classes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Hours of Cooking Classes

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19 46
Giving Your Son in Law a Piece... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Giving Your Son in Law a Piece of Your Mind

23
19 49
Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans

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18 47
Trying Out Fancy New Wardrobes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Trying Out Fancy New Wardrobes

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17 49
Making a Documentary About You... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Making a Documentary About Your Family

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18 52
Brewing Your Own Beer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Brewing Your Own Beer

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14 47
Building a Ship in a Bottle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Building a Ship in a Bottle

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14 56
Seeking Revenge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Seeking Revenge

29
13 54
Learning to Play the Drums is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Learning to Play the Drums

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10 49
Attending All the Barn Raising... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Attending All the Barn Raisings on the Eastern Seaboard

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12 57
Running for Public Office is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Running for Public Office

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12 58
Playing Golf is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Playing Golf

33
11 55
Performing Stand Up Comedy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Performing Stand Up Comedy

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11 55
Tailgating All the Local Games is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Tailgating All the Local Games

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11 57
Collecting Baseball Cards is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Collecting Baseball Cards

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11 57
Trying to Understand Hashtags is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Trying to Understand Hashtags

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10 57
Whittling Knives Out of Bones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Whittling Knives Out of Bones

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9 55
Trying to Understand Emoji Mea... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Trying to Understand Emoji Meanings

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8 55
Attempting to Win the National... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Attempting to Win the National Poker Championship

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8 56
Solving the JonBenét Ra... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Solving the JonBenét Ramsey Case

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8 57
Searching for the Amulet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Searching for the Amulet

42
8 59
Trying to Lose Your Virginitiy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Trying to Lose Your Virginitiy

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7 56
Solving California's Droug... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Solving California's Drought

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7 56
Playing Softball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Playing Softball

45
7 56
Digging a Large Hole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Digging a Large Hole

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7 57
Writing an Autobiography of yo... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Writing an Autobiography of your favorite Civil War General

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7 58
Three Words: Gilmore Girls Fan... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Three Words: Gilmore Girls Fanfiction

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7 59
Learning to Read is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Learning to Read

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6 59
Wearing the Mask is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Wearing the Mask

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6 60
Playing in a Black Metal Band is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Playing in a Black Metal Band