What do you want to do when you retire?

OutreachNC asked adults and children our September question. Share your answer on our Facebook page.


Live at the beach on Oak Island. —Dawn, 58

Wake up when I want to, not when my alarm goes off! —Jennifer, 55

Move and travel. We’ve talked about selling the house, purging possessions and traveling for a year or so before settling closer to the beach. We may even spend a few months near Taos, New Mexico, and see what it’s like to live “off the grid.” After all that is out of our systems, we will settle down, maybe. —Jillaine 60

Grow organic vegetables on my own plot of land! —Spencer, 50

Travel frequently to the beach and mountains, and go fishing more often.  —Mark, 58

I want  to retire now!  —Michelle, 55

You only retire when it’s work and you don’t love what you do, so I will continue to share what is not work that I get up every day to do—Pilates! —Katherine, 59

Live in Southport on the waterfront and just relax and enjoy each day. —Paul, 66

Do volunteer work with church mission projects and travel more. —Kathy, 55

Get ice cream. —Sydney, 5

Go on vacation! That’s fun all the time!  —Caroline, 7

Play, but I don’t know what it feels like to be that age. —Asher, 5

Relax, see Broadway shows and travel. —Judy, 10

Take vacations! —Lauren, 10

Probably stay around the house, go shopping and go see Mt. Rushmore. —Virgie, 9

Stay home and play with my kids. —Greta, 5

Travel the world. —Stella, 10

Have fun, have fun and have more fun! —Layla Joyce, 7

That’s too far for me!  —Bryce, 5

Relax in a tropical place.  —Collin, 9

Fix stuff like Bob (our neighbor) and drive golf carts.  —Tyler, 4

Golf. —Charlie, 6

Relax and just have fun. —Emily, 7

More cat naps. —OutreachNC Co-editor Jeeves, 4