I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement lately. To be honest I’ve been thinking a lot about retirement for years. And years. But I’m really considering it now. What it would mean to us financially, emotionally, as a couple, to me individually. It’s hard not to dream of the freedom that retirement advertises.
But I wonder.
Will it really be freedom? Or will it come with it’s own set of worries and frustrations? Perhaps the grass is greener. But am I sure?
Certainly there are folks in retirement wishing for a good job. One that would ease up the crush of bill paying, make giving gifts easier, allow them to donate to their favorite charities. But there are other retired folks who wake up happy every day choosing how to spend their waking hours. Work in the garden or cook? Take a nap in the middle of the afternoon? Stay up till midnight? Head out on an adventure and visit friends?
I think that’s what I’d want to do first, head out on an adventure. Pack up Katie and come visit some of you, explore a little, relax a little, see a little.
Smile. A lot.