First Name: Jill
Children: Yes, 3
Highest school level: College/University degree
Social background: I love to live in the moment, my family and then friends are the most important thing in my life. I assist in running Adventure camps for teenage kids. I sing in a choir and play ukulele. I am very happily married.
Career: I was a kindergarten teacher for twenty-five years and then a primary school relief teacher until retirement.
Retirement plans: Already wholly retired.
Forced into retirement: No
Retirement preparation: No, I did not have a plan but had not worked full time.
Describe typical day: Play ukulele, singing practice, exercise, volunteer work.
Look forward to retirement: Yes
Expectations: Time to travel and please myself.
Hobbies: Yes, singing.
Continue to work: No
What would you change about second career: N/A
Encounter ageism: No problem, I was very well respected in my work.
Did you relocate: No
Live near family: No
Advice for others: Be prepared with interests to fill your day, you need to want to stop work. I just make decisions for myself, most other people thought I was retiring too early, 55, but it was the best thing I ever did.
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