Retirement, like getting married or raising a child, didn’t come with any instructions or a how to book. We were just expected to know what to do. Well if you’ve worked the largest majority of your life retirement was always a dream, and dreams are not reality. It doesn’t matter if you retired with or without money the same types of issues arise.
I can still recall listening to colleagues dreaming of retirement. They would talk about how great it was going to be not having to get up early in the morning and fight the traffic to get to work. How they would be able to play golf and not have to worry about getting a Tee time. Others talked about traveling whenever they wanted and not having to juggle around peak travel times or school holidays.
Dream one — Not having to wake up early:
Next morning you wake up early, don’t want to miss a minute of life left, or was it simply because of your internal alarm clock, geared for work over the last few decades, went off?
Well, you’re awake, so let’s get up and at it.
Isn’t it great not to have rush out the door to catch a bus or get in the car and face the traffic or another day on the job?
Okay, slow down, let’s think about this over coffee.
Okay, ready to sit and have a leisurely coffee, without having to watch clock? Now, where’s my coffee partner?
Now it’s time to find new coffee partners. Most of us have coffee shops near by, why not go get a coffee and strike up a conversation with someone at the next table. Consider it like the first day at a new job. You had to make new friends and meet new people, well retirement is no different. So get up, get out and say hi to someone new.
To be cont’d……