Your retirement sounds a lot like mine. I retired at age 50 almost 4 years ago from a Government job with a pension, SS supplement, and a TSP account. I bring home more money from just my pension and supplement than I did when I was working due to having a lot taken out of my pay checks. I have not touched my TSP yet. I'm also debt free.I'm almost 9 months into retirement now and I'm curious as to how my initial experience compares with others who are at this point. So far, retirement for me has been very enjoyable. Leading into the end of my working career I was concerned about two things; becoming bored in retirement, and not having enough income. For the most part, that hasn't been the case. Financially, we are doing better than I expected. I am able to add to our savings account after every monthly payment we receive. I say this not to brag, but to show my gratitude to be fortunate enough to be able to retire comfortably. Not everyone is this fortunate. My day begins with no alarms, I get up when I feel like getting up. That sounds like I sleep in, but I'm actually up by around 7:30 every day. This actually IS sleeping in compared to when I was still working. I get up, make coffee, feed the dog, check my email and forum messages, then I meet up with other old codgers at a nearby Bob Evans. When my wife and I aren't both busy at the same time, we do a considerable amount of dining out, and just enjoy each other's company. She retired 5 days before I did and she now volunteers at a service dog training facility (which is also where our youngest daughter works). The reason I said "for the most part" is because a lot of keeping myself occupied depends on the weather. We are currently in a frozen weather pattern that looks to be sticking around for a while...problem is, I'm an outdoors person, but not in the winter. I still get outside, even in the cold, but this isn't my favorite time to be outside. Since retirement, I've joined an RC flying club (yes, I fly), and just recently purchased a motorcycle. Unfortunately, neither are any good in the winter. Somehow my days still get filled with enjoyable projects, interesting online reads, motorcycle threads, automotive threads, youtube documentaries, etc....occasional TV programs, streamed movies and series', listening to the music of my choice on Alexa, and the biggest bennie, spending more time with my grand kids....they're only little once...I remember how impressionable my grand parents were when I was little, I want to leave that memory with my grand kids.
My retirement's going at least as good, or better than I had hoped for...how's your's going?
My day sounds a lot like yours. I have not went back to work and don't plan on it and I rarely ever get bored. We live on a farm so I do stuff outside, exercise, go to different forums and groups I'm interested in on the internet, have breakfast or lunch with other retirees when we get the chance, and basically anything else I feel like doing. I always find something to do. I love retirement and feel lucky to have been able to retire so young.
My fiancé still works at the place I retired from and has a little over three years left until she is eligible to retire at age 50. We plan on traveling a lot when she retires so I'm waiting patiently for her to get there.