I'm down to just 18 more years until I can retire at 65.
But then again, if the Social Security isn't available or is exhausted by then, I'll more than likely have to wait until the age of 72 to retire, so chalk on another 7 years. Hmmm, another 25 years to work until retirement? That is almost half of my current age. My dream is to open a small Mom & Pop antique tractor dealership/Homemade Ice Cream parlor after retirement. I just pray and hope that my body and mind will still be in shape to fulfill that dream by then, as my back is already screaming at me each and every morning, just getting up out of bed.
After reading the obituaries in the local paper, most people around here are dying at the average age of 80. If this holds true, and I have to wait until the age of 72 to retire, it doesn't seem like a long enough time to fulfill my dream. Especially after working so hard for all of those years, roughly 54 years, fulfilling someone else dreams. Something just doesn't seem fair. I'm not worried however, as I've been told many times throughout my life, that only the good die young. Looks like I'll have a nice long life span.