I retired yesterday: my list of things to do in retirement
What does an intelligent person do in retirement? That is a question of individual tastes but I will share my list of 20 things.
Yesterday was my last day working on a recommendation model at Babylist. Babylist is a great company to work for but I decided to retire in order to spend more time helping my wife who now has chronic health problems. When I write books, my wife enjoys editing my work so we will keep doing that. I also plan on being a gentleman computer scientist by working on open source deep learning applications and semantic web/linked data tools and applications.
I may end up not doing all of these things, but generally I plan on spending more time on current interests and starting some new hobbies:
Join an Internet Chess club **DONE**
Get a fishing license
Improve my cooking/recipe web site
Release new editions for my 3 most popular eBooks
Practice guitar, Native American Flute, and didgeridoo
Eco-box vegetable garden
Set up my model trains
Play online Go. **DONE** online-go.com
Learn to use the Ham radio (listen only, no license) that my son in law Josh gave me
Wednesday and Saturday morning bird watching tours at Red Rock State Park
Take more road trips with Carol and friends
Using my new meat smoker
Hiking with my friends
Marksmanship: spend more time at the shooting range (I own a 22 caliber target pistol)
Start taking flying lessons again
I may not do all of these activities but I found it useful to put some thought into what I want to now spend my time on.