Life After Retirement. The phone finally stopped ringing!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Quiet of the nightIt's been over two years since I stopped working. And I can honestly say I don't miss it one bit. Because I am now blessed with one of the greatest gifts of all:


Blessed silence.

After years of the phone ringing day and night the quiet permeates my existence in a way that never seemed possible before. One cannot overstate the therapeutic benefits of time uninterrupted by the persistent clanging of text chimes and ring-tones.

Imagine being able to read without interference or to watch a television program in real time. It's a luxury that I never thought I could attain. I cannot think of one material thing that would be of greater value than my time!

If I feel the need for sound, I have my guitar at the ready. As you might imagine my playing proficiency  on the instrument has multiplied many-fold in ways that I never thought possible while I was juggling clients and contracts!

There is something to be said for nothing!



Comments (12)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Richard. I understand this very well too. Life without noise is nice.

Aug 08, 2017 08:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Richard, I think after so many years, silence may take a while to get used to?   Enjoy your retirement, sounds very peaceful! 

Aug 08, 2017 08:19 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Richard, glad things are going well for you, but I miss your posts. Drop in now and again!

Aug 09, 2017 03:54 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Richard, that actually sounds really nice and I be the family likes it also.

Aug 10, 2017 02:52 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Hey Richard...I thought about you not all that long ago.   Hope all is well!

Aug 10, 2017 03:01 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I fear I am little ways away from time to retire, but I am glad you are enjoying yourself. but you did remind me that I need to restring my guitar.

Dec 12, 2017 04:19 PM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

So funny in a way but so real and true, I find other ways to fill the noise and glad you are enjoying yours. 

Mar 01, 2018 06:46 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I'm still several years away , but lately I've been calling my shots lately and not chasing everything that comes my way !

Aug 11, 2018 07:47 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Richard Weisser 
Seems like a shorter time since you retired. Miss your wisdom and humor in our AR community! Hope all's well. Lynn

Sep 18, 2021 08:53 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are enjoying your retirement. Have an outstanding August.

Aug 14, 2023 11:42 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

This summer has been so slow that I feel like I'm retired!  I did  write an offer this week on a property, but I'm accustomed to a lot more action.  It has been a nice break and I can relate to savoring the silence and embracing your hobbies and art!  I've been drawing, sewing, tiling, and cooking all summer!  Kathy

Aug 26, 2023 01:16 PM