As I wrote the title to this post, I found myself hoping “You have thought about what you are going to do to enjoy your retirement, haven’t you?” You being You, my reader.
The article that prompted this thread was found via Yahoo: http://voices.yahoo.com/the-four-best-ways-enjoy-retirement-1330319.html. Wander over and read it and let me know what you are planning to do with your retirement.
Thought #1 is travel. The article discusses the beauty of the U.S. but I would wager that whatever your home country is, there are sites to be seen, explored and enjoyed as a retirement project.
Thought #2 is volunteering. You have talents, skills, knowledge that would be of value somewhere, and the sense of community amongst volunteers in an organization is so enriching. And you would be surprised what you take away from the experience a well.
Thought #3 is write. If you are of retirement age, you have several decades of life, experiences and relationships under your belt. After several decades in ElderCare I can guarantee that younger generations will appreciate your memories of family, places, times. We used to marvel what our parents had lived through: the birth of the car, world wars, to space travel. But we have lived through a revolution in music history, technological development that is unsurpassed and global community that was inconceivable just 30 years ago. My grandson will never know a phone with a cord, a scratchy record or a car with a running board.
Finally, thought #4 is Start A Business. This has been my ticket to a comfortable retirement. I have thrived with my learning curve. I have an international network of friends and colleagues. I jump out of bed every morning excited about my new day. It has its own set of rewards but it also allows me to travel, I volunteer a part of me somewhere, somehow every day, and… I get to write. Two blogs on the go, with a third in the planning; follow-up mails to keep in touch with the fabulous people who are now a part of that life; and business proposals that are never turned down because it is me planning for my business.
Please leave a comment for this post!!! Share your retirement dreams!!