Retirement: Value of My Time (Freedom)
I am 69 and retired for a year from a long career. Over the past year, I notice that I am paying more attention to the value of my time and how I spend it. I am just now accepting the reality that I will not be able to achieve all the things I would like to do and/or had been sure I would do in my life.
During my college years, I was adamant that I would join the Peace Corp and put my nutrition knowledge to good use as this was my profession. Now I find the desire not there. It would involve too many lifestyle changes, just not desirous of closing up my Florida home and getting rid of my beloved pets and risking my health for this once "must do" I had in my twenties.
Another trade off keeping me at bay is whether I want to pursue a part-time "job" working for somebody else or would it be better to devote those hours to rolling up my sleeves and trying to create my own niche which may or may not be very lucrative but which I will truly enjoy more.
Yes, retirement sometimes just seems filled with "too many options." And maybe I will have to scratch off my trip to Antarctica, Lol.