Chores, responsibilities, obligations on a family farm. Did not have depression, was not ungrateful growing up and appreciate more and more parents guiding me to do a good job. The parents are gone now, but the lessons are tattoed in my brain, and as I do my day to day, I can hear mom or dad reminding me that maybe I should go back and put a little more time into whatever and redo the task. Or I can see them smiling and thinking I did a good job. If hurried and suddenly feel a little "nudge" I will smile, say "okay" and put more time into it because of their "guidance". Are you built that way? Maybe retirement is not in the plans because your hobby is your profession, your job. You are satified with a job well done, you reinvent that job every day to keep it new, fresh, up to date. So when folks in your area ask when are you going to retire, ask them why you have to? You job can be your hobby if you gain great satisfaction from it. How about running a truck garden family farm or sporting camps where there is something different each day to tackle? Had a lady today call that says she is built that way. Sounds like a very nimble 70 years old, likes to start a business and bring it along and then sell it. Sounds like she has been successful and her kids are rolling their eyes because she is toying with starting another business, making an investment in Northern Maine. What she likes about Maine is fewer people...no one complaining about her dogs if they bark at a deer that crosses the backyard. There is no traffic, no pollution, and the fewer people we have are friendly. They are helpful, willing to lend a hand to you and community. Everything is home grown, special, local flavored. Is that what you are after and how you are wired? Ready to live in a small Maine town and enjoy all it offers? Consider buying a business or starting one in Maine!
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