In an effort to start something new.....

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In an effort to start something new.....
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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 4:03pm

What plans have you made for the post child years?

DH and I just getting started discussing them. If all goes as planned(!?!), YDS will be graduating from undergraduate school in ten or so years and DH will be 60 or so year old. So we are looking at options, post HS,post college, where will we live.......

Do you see yourself working in some way for the foreseeable future? DO you see yourself taking things easier? Do you see yourself moving to a different location?

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 10:57am

Outside of the plans that my younger three have for having their own bedrooms when the older two go away to college, we don't have any plans, lol.


My oldest will just be entering 8th grade this year, and we are starting to look at her future (hs and college), and one right behind her starting 7th grade.

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 4:13pm

I love that kind of crazy.


PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 4:15pm

We have a basic outline of life....we will both continue to work to a certain degree, I can't see dh ever retiring, lol.

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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 6:26am

We are there. Dd is off to college in October. We have no plans to retire, either now or in the foreseeable future. Dh has a million projects going, but I am pressing him to slow down some, since he wants to write some books (not the kind that make money). I plan to finish the degree I am currently working on, and I toy with the idea of continuing on and doing a masters. I would also like to start working in a year or two, within my new field somehow. I have no desire to stop working. The opposite rather, I see the child-free future as an opportunity to work more, lol.

As far as residence, we are pretty happy where we are, but now that we are not bound by the kid's school, I could see us making extended stays in, for example, Berlin, and possibly the US as well. Those stays would mainly be for doing research and/or working though, not just for gadflying around.

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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 2:42pm

We've got another 15 years or so before we have an empty nest, but the plan is that we will retire at that point.

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Sat, 07-10-2010 - 11:58pm
I have no desire to stop working. The opposite rather, I see the child-free future as an opportunity to work more, lol.



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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 3:54pm

Staying home. Don't see much changing other than travel more and of course life changes

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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 6:37pm

I just had baby #4 at age 40.

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