Are you sure you want to retire? I challenge you to think twice -- as a Pre-Retirement Planning Speaker did years ago...
The instructor asked the class, "Who can't wait to retire?"
As you'd expect from a Pre-Retirement class, lots of hands went flying into the air!
Then she issued a challenge:
Withdrawal from Life? Retreating to a private place, like hiding out in your home?
That's NOT a great retirement for anyone!
The speaker went on to challenge attendees to leave employment, but don't retire as defined above. Instead, look for new challenges, new purpose, having fun!
Does this advice sound a little odd coming from someone who LOVES retirement? If so, read just a few of the stories from the anxiety and depression after retirement pages.
We need to be active, we need to plan how we'll spend our time each day.
This article from the Financial Philosopher website talks about how everyone truly has their own definition of retirement... and I really believe that.
Stop working at your current employer, your current full time
pace, but please do not "retire".... a withdrawal from life is a wasted
Better Yet -- connect with other retirees online in my Retirement Community!
Wendy's other site... because Aging Matters!