Retirement is a time to realize that we are in the final quarter of our lives
Retirement is a time to realize that we older folks are in the final quarter of our lives. Please, don't waste it feeling sorry for yourself.
I help care for my mother-in-law and visit my father-in-law every day in the nursing home.
Many of my friends are either still working or off doing other things. My spouse has a few more years to work also.
But, I've always wanted to play drum...so I bought a complete set of drums and am enjoying learning. I restored an old pedal car like I had back in the 50's. I'm now working on restoring a 1963 Schwinn like I had 50 years ago.
I've always wanted to write a book...so I've started a mystery and have written 50,000 words so far...over half finished. I don't think it will be a best seller but...I will have 20 copies made for a few friends and family and maybe put it out as an ebook.
I've started a garden this year...who knows how that will turn out. I go to estate sales and have met a lot of people and picked up some cool items cheap.
We're not going to live forever, don't sit with your head in your hands. Don't let yourself end up someday when you know your days are short and wish you had done this or that-do it.