Let's Write the Best Retirement Book ever! BEST because I believe my Retirement Community here ROCKS!
Does this sound crazy? Maybe... but hear me out.
I believe, from the bottom of my heart, that retirees have something BIG to contribute to this world. We might be semi-invisible to others -- but we have something BIG to say! and WHY NOT?
I know that this website helps many, but I want to take another step to assure that retirees who need help, find it! I will publish a book (maybe a few later) full of Retiree Stories that will help others who don't find my site.
Let's do this! Help Me Share the Mysteries of Retirement with Many.
Let's break the cycle of retirement fear and anxiety. Share your personal retirement story. Seriously -- we can do this! Just answer any or all of the questions on the form, or freeform it. I am happy to receive and publish your story!
You will get credit for your chapter in the book and your name will appear as author of that story. I will send all contributors the PDF version of the book so you have a copy and can see what was published. It will look different, of course, on a Kindle reader or in print, but you will have a full copy and can order a print issue if you'd like.
I am making this very simple. If you care to contribute to this new Kindle Book, simply add your story below. Just like you would submit a story for my website, you will submit for the Kindle Book. The difference is, the story will be published on Amazon (and maybe other ebook places too).
Submissions will rarely get edited. I love to publish real people with real thoughts... just like the website. Keepin' it Real.
I explained it a bit more on the Let's Write Retirement Books page... if you'd like to read more details. If not, here are the questions to answer in your submission!
First - BE SURE TO ADD YOUR NAME AND LOCATION as I won't publish any contribution without a name.
Share your story answering these questions:
-- Share your work history, including how invested you were in your job (or not)
-- Share your retirement decision, retirement age, retirement plans. Answer the WHY, WHERE, HOW, for your decision. Also, was your retirement well planned, or a quick decision, forced retirement, etc?
-- Share your retirement transition.
How did you move from employed to retired in your mindset?
How long did it take?
Did you face anxiety or depression?
Was there something happen that made you sit up and change your life?
What made you begin to enjoy life again?
-- Share your retirement lifestyle.
Compare your former working life to your new retirement lifestyle.
What do you do on a daily basis?
How does retirement work with your spouse?
Did your lifestyle change due to finances?
How active are you? Inside or Outside the Home...
-- Finally, WHAT is RETIREMENT to YOU?
-- Any advice or help you'd like to offer to the reader?