It took me a little while to get started partly because when I clicked the password link from my email I never realised I would have to log in again to set up my profile. There was advice to take a look at the community - which I did briefly - and then a basic getting started help guide. Sadly I could not find my profile and thought steemit was not functioning properly. It might be my age but there was a login icon which I tried. On entering my email address I was informed it already existed. Eventually I worked out that it was looking for my login name and password. Durgh!
A bit about myself
Firstly I'm retired. Secondly I'm married.
Now a bit more about being retired. Being retired gives a person more free time even if using that time to its maximum potential seems increasingly impossible. Einstein might have been able to explain why that is with some bent space theory but time is a constant. Unless you are a scientist. What's more it does not fly. At least I have never seen it flying. The seconds tick by like a metronome or the pulse in your wrist.
Older people say things like "I don't know where the years have gone" and "it was so long ago but it only seems like yesterday". We talk about "the endless summers of childhood" and how we can no longer do what we used to do in the same amount of time. Time is a constant. Another oddity about older people is they may not be able to remember if they said something before or not.
Of course, when you are retired you have to be retired from something. You never stop learning which means I did not retire after leaving Technical College. For that very reason none of us ever completely retires from anything. You could say that when I ceased to be a toolmaker and took a degree in International Studies at the age of 35 I had retired from toolmaking. Nevertheless the practical skills of toolmaking I have carried with me through a career as a technical author, when approaching house repairs, even bike maintenance. In other words, we never retire.
That's enough about me for now. What about you? I want to know.