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If you look up “retirement goals,” you’ll find these next couple of pictures of David Letterman.

The legendary TV host has been in St. Barts having the time of his life. He’s been cruising around in a red Moke truck and diving into the most enviable clear blue waters of the island.



Just looking at him floating around in the ocean waves makes us go, “Ahhh.”

It’s a well-deserved trip after dedicating 33 years to “The Late Show” before retiring. Even though viewers clearly couldn’t get enough of their now, full Santa-bearded, Hollywood media figure, Letterman recently shared that 33 years was just too many.

He admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he feels like he stayed on 10 years too long. Basically since “no one had the guts” to fire him, he continued on until 2015.

“All I care about was myself and then all— then the show was gone and so I had to realize, ‘Oh, I’ve been looking through the wrong end of the telescope. There’s more to life than, ‘So, tell me about your pet beaver?’”

David may not be on CBS or NBC anymore, but that doesn’t mean the 71-year-old isn’t working. Not having the same energy he had 10 plus years ago hasn’t held David back from the hosting chair. He divulged that Netflix has graciously given the Emmy-winning “old man” the opportunity to carry out his interviewing chops on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.

The program is an intimate sit down with a variety of influential people in the spotlight. Jay Z, Barack Obama, George Clooney, Tina Fey, Malala Yousafzai, and Howard Stern were featured in season one. Season two is on it’s way and fans can look forward to a special guest appearance by Ellen, herself.