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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69 8
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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66 13
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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47 19
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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48 21
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

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46 21
Volunteering is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Volunteering

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42 21
Hanging Out With Other Retiree... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Hanging Out With Other Retirees

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45 28
Eating Your Way Through Europe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Eating Your Way Through Europe

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44 27
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

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39 24
Working Part Time is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Working Part Time

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37 23
Catching Up on Classic Works o... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Catching Up on Classic Works of Literature

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35 26
Putting Together a Family Tree is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Putting Together a Family Tree

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33 34
Learning Another Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Learning Another Language

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31 36
Writing That Novel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Writing That Novel

Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent

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25 32
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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21 31
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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23 37
Starting a Small Business is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Starting a Small Business

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22 36
Prank Calling Your Old Office ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Prank Calling Your Old Office Buddies

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17 40
Lots of Yoga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Lots of Yoga

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15 38
Trying Out Fancy New Wardrobes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Trying Out Fancy New Wardrobes

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15 39
Getting to the Bottom of Area ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Getting to the Bottom of Area 51

39 Ways to Repel a Potential Girlfriend

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14 37
Hours of Cooking Classes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Hours of Cooking Classes

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12 36
Giving Your Son in Law a Piece... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Giving Your Son in Law a Piece of Your Mind

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14 41
Brewing Your Own Beer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Brewing Your Own Beer

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14 41
Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans

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9 37
Attending All the Barn Raising... is listed (or ranked) 26 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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9 38
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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10 42
Making a Documentary About You... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Making a Documentary About Your Family

29 Things Worth Spending a Little Extra On

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10 43
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 45
Seeking Revenge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Seeking Revenge

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10 45
Collecting Baseball Cards is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Collecting Baseball Cards

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9 43
Tailgating All the Local Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Tailgating All the Local Games

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8 40
Trying to Understand Emoji Mea... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Trying to Understand Emoji Meanings

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9 44
Trying to Understand Hashtags is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Trying to Understand Hashtags

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9 45
Running for Public Office is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Running for Public Office

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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8 42
Searching for the Amulet is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Searching for the Amulet

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8 43
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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8 43
Performing Stand Up Comedy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Performing Stand Up Comedy

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9 47
Playing Golf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Playing Golf

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7 43
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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7 45
Trying to Lose Your Virginitiy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Trying to Lose Your Virginitiy

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6 42
Digging a Large Hole is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Digging a Large Hole

The 20 Most Epic Wedding FAILs of All Time

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6 43
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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6 43
Attempting to Win the National... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Attempting to Win the National Poker Championship

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6 45
Learning to Read is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Learning to Read

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6 45
Three Words: Gilmore Girls Fan... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Three Words: Gilmore Girls Fanfiction

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5 43
Building a Replica of Your Old... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Building a Replica of Your Old Office and Barricading Yourself Inside

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5 43
Playing Softball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Playing Softball

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5 44
Writing an Autobiography of yo... is listed (or ranked) 49 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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5 46
Wearing the Mask is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list How Will You Spend Your Time When You Retire?
Wearing the Mask