“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.”
Welcome to Re-Thinking Retirement. Here I share some of my thoughts and experiences as I try to figure out what retirement is all about.
It’s been a roller coaster of a journey! There’ve been peaks and troughs, passions and pre-occupations. Retiring from paid employment is the simple part – it’s living in retirement that’s the challenge.
I’ve realised that it’s one of the key defining moments of life – it just happens to come somewhat towards the end. For me, it was the ‘new ‘18’ – a chance to start over with the things that really interested me instead of doing just what showed up.
My trouble was it took me seven years to figure this out and I’ve had a number of pre-occupations along the way. Under My Quest you can learn more about these from the gleanings and flotsam and jetsam of my attempts to hang on during the ride.