What My Sister Calls My Non Retirement Blog

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

When I was in my 20's and 30's, I did not think much about the future. The only date I really gave serious consideration to was where would I be on December 31, 1999. As far as aging goes, I also pictured myself in a rocking chair on a rickety porch of an old house in the mountains somewhere, with a rifle across my lap, prepared to yell at law enforcement they were not taking my land, no sirree.

That's really it for mental images. Much of the time I assessed my present situation every 5 years or so to determine if I was traveling on a path on which I preferred to continue. It wasn't until I hit my 50s that I began to imagine what it would be like to get older. And you know what they say about making plans . . .

You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Reflections of Same Old Birthday that Rolls Around Every Year.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Elizabeth. Time changes everything and we are always changing too.

Jun 28, 2018 08:43 AM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Elizabeth- so you're 66 today??? Happy Birthday to you and good for you for continuing to do what you love!!! Must tell you that we have a friend who is 71 and retired (a young 71) His girlfriend is 29. She still works doing what she loves. He worked hard for what he has and keeps himself very busy. 

Jun 28, 2018 05:46 PM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

When it comes to retirement, I am reminded of the John Lennon quote, "Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."  I had certain retirement plans in place for several years.  Then when it came, I couldn't handle it.  Perhaps, it was because I was so busy burning the candle at both ends with two careers, that the sudden stop, felt like falling from a window of a highrise building, and landing on my face.

Jun 29, 2018 03:42 AM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Elizabeth, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!   Oh, and Happy Birthday! 

Jun 29, 2018 03:43 AM #4
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Elizabeth, and you definitely don't look 66!   You so enjoy what you do, enjoy it until you can't.

Jun 29, 2018 06:08 AM #5
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Debbie Reynolds
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Happy Birthday Elizabeth. I didn't realize we were the same age. I am having many thoughts lately of how long should I stay in the business and what are the things I want to do before I no longer can.

Jun 30, 2018 06:42 AM #6
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Carol Williams
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Hi Elizabeth,
I did read your other blog post.  As long as you enjoy what you're doing, why not?  And the fact you only work because you want to makes it even better.  After my husband passed away, I decided to take a year off. He had been ill for some time and I NEEDED a rest. That was 7 years ago. I just never felt compelled to go back.    I do have other interests and have found a new path to follow. Each to their own.   Enjoy your non-retirement! 

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Happy belated birthday, Elizabeth. I'm in the same boat you are in, real estate IS my retirement. I love it the way I've set it up--divided between Carmel-by-the-Sea and Hawaii.

Jul 02, 2018 06:00 AM #8
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