Definition of Retirement: How do YOU define this odd time of life?

by Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast


I was email/chatting with Carrie this week, and part of her email just struck me as a great Retirement Definition.

I was WOW'd and thought I'd share her thoughts with retirees here (with her permission) - shown in the image above.

The part about retirement being one-third of our lives is so true. I've posted this many times on this site, but will say it again:

I retired at 55 with 37 years of service with one employer, County government. I thought I had spent a LIFETIME working, and I had. However, My mother is 93 in August. If, God willing, I am allowed a long life as she has, I will have been retired 30 years? 40 years? Yikes!

Thirty or forty years of gray foggy living is no place to be! We never know how many parts of life will turn out until we live them. We can, however, make the most of our years so they aren't gray and foggy. I do have faith. I pray you find a colorful life worth living, within your own retirement lifestyles, as we have much living left to do!

If you can define retirement, in your own words, I Invite You to do so below in the comments.

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