Oh Well, too late now

I thought about doing the ‘Happy New Year’ thing but it’s a bit late now and I’m too early for Easter, so it’s just another post. Do you ever have an idea and get really excited? I don’t mean, you know, down there, although there’s nothing wrong with getting excited down there, I just meant…… okay putting the shovel down πŸ˜‰. I mean excited in your chest. You think wow this is going to be monumental. So, I had this idea to cease working and write. I must admit I have had this idea many times before, but I thought if I don’t finish ‘the book’ I’ll be laid on my deathbed wishing I had. Here ly’th the big mistake. I told people!

Apparently, now I’m retiring and everyone says either: “What will you do?” Or – “Now you have all that time you’ll be able to go to the gym etc.” You see writing is not a job in my family, or if it is other people do it. So, after spending most of Christmas trying, in vain, to explain my decision, I decided to lie and announced that I’ve changed my mind and I’m staying at work. Much to everyone’s relief and joy πŸ˜‚ Of course this means I might be posting more often, sorry guys x, now I’m secretly retired πŸ˜‚

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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68 Responses to Oh Well, too late now

  1. Good luck with “retirement” and your book, Charlie – and Happy New Year πŸŽ‰

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  2. What fun that will be! To be strolling around or tippy-tapping at the computer secretly writing while others haven’t a clue that you’re at home doing what you love best. You’ll have to think of some excuses when family members drive past your house and see your car. Maybe you’ll have to find a secret spot to park it, to keep up the pretense? 🀣

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  3. GP Cox says:

    I can’t keep up with people who do more than 2 posts a day (Just not enough time to read everybody!!), so please don’t do that. But I’ll tell you Charlie, I’ve been retired for 10 years now and I still don’t have the extra time I thought I would!! How did I accomplish everything when I was working is beyond me (but then again I was younger too!) πŸ™‚

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  4. For everything there is a moment in life, CharlieπŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜πŸ€—β€πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ

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  5. Carolyn Page says:

    Haha…. Charlie, this is going to be fascinating to watch!!!
    I agree with GP Cox – you may think you’ll have ‘time’ to do as you want, but, life has a way of… well…. you know what I mean!
    Still, it will be interesting to see what goes down.. Not there, Charlie. No! πŸ™‚

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  6. Just keep writing, Charlie. We like that!

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  7. Anonymous says:

    If you can financially quit the day time job to write, go for it! I am trying to do it myself. It’s hard but so fulfilling! Good luck!

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  8. ezee shad says:

    The truth sets us free! We don’t really have to lie about our decisions. Last year, I announced to my parents that I was done with family business! Ofcourse they didn’t get it. Apparently am the defiant child but pursuing my passion was more important. We have this one life, we can’t waste it pleasing others no matter how much we love and care about them. BEST OF LUCKπŸ€—

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  9. masgautsen says:

    Good luck on your book! Looking forward to reading about your progress!

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  10. ChecheWinnie says:

    Happy new year Charlie, and keep writing

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  11. Of course you should post more! That way we’ll all know what fun things you are up to!

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  12. Brockelman says:

    Congratulations on your secret retirement. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

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  13. Good luck and happy new life

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  14. I am busier than ever since being retired.

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  15. Enjoy your writing.. What fun times ahead.. πŸ˜‰

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  16. Cherryl says:

    A secret retirement sounds delightful – enjoy!!!! …. and happy writing and blogging πŸ€—

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  17. Good luck Charlie! Retirement signals more time to do all the things you’ve always wanted to do but had not the time before. I’ll catch up with you often. Cheers my friend!πŸ€—πŸΎπŸŽ†β€

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  18. -Eugenia says:

    I retired in 2012 and find plenty of things to do and you will too! Writing filled a lot of the void from my employed days but also there is time to travel and explore! Good luck!

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  19. Wilt says:

    Happy new year! Bit annoyed that Corrie is a few weeks behind here in Canada – will repost a post Corrie-related soon!

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  20. Wammyspeaks says:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£ Have fun

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  21. ladyp25 says:

    Secret retirement sounds 😎cool
    Have fun writing

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  22. Invisibly Me says:

    I’m picturing scenes in films where someone’s lost there job but doesn’t want to tell the mrs or the family so they get up and put on a suit and hop on the train every day going nowhere. Writing is a job. You’re proof, you’re doing it. Prove ’em all wrong. You wouldn’t have thought a Chief Biscuit Dunker was a real job but it is. Well done on your retirement – it’s well earned so do whatever makes you happy, blog and write and rest and enjoy!
    Caz xx

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  23. erotismoenguardia says:

    Take it easy Charlie!

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  24. Lara/Trace says:

    Charlie, you have the words in you already. Just write. xox

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  25. majaalifee says:


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  26. Rose says:

    Congratulations on your secret retirement πŸ˜‚ and good luck on your book!

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  27. Best regards with your decision! Cheers!β˜•οΈπŸ˜Žβ˜•οΈ

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  28. According to Julia I was semi-retired for years until poverty forced me to take a job again. I called it “self-employed”. πŸ™‚

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  29. parkermccoy says:

    Haha. Yeah, I’ve had the deathbed fear many times. I think something will happen and take me out and I won’t get my book out there and my life will have meant nothing. Haha. I’m sure I’ll have it again. It’s a writer thing. Great post!

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