The first thing you notice is that every day seems to be Saturday. Of course you working for law enforcement, you probably worked a rotating shift which included Saturdays.
The next thing is that you don't do many of the things you planned on before retirement. I have yet to open my art kit, and don't play my new saxophone as much as I would like. So don't run out and buy any expensive equipment at least for one year. Retiring is a like any major life change, don't do anything major for at least one year.
Holidays will mean less to you because you don't get the time off to look forward to.
Otherwise, retirement is great!
Another thing is you get forgetful. I see I already posted on this thread. Oops.
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