As kids, teens, and young adults we are regularly asked - what do you want to be when you grow up? During this retirement transition, I’ve continued to struggle in defining (discovering?) my passion - what do I want to do/who do I want to be? I just finished reading the book I Could Do Anything, … Continue reading What do I want to be when I grow up?
Recently I’ve heard a number of folks talking (both live and on blogs) about “failing at retirement” and returning to work fulltime. While in some cases, these individuals discovered that they get a lot of personal satisfaction from their work, others in fact failed to replace full-time work with anything, and therefore defaulted to go … Continue reading The Work of Retirement
One of the important needs that working full-time met for me was providing me with a strong sense of identity, especially since I was a workaholic with no children and no hobbies. Recall the 5 important needs that a full-time career provides: Financial Compensation, Structure & Routine, Accomplishment & Utility, Social Affiliation, and Identity & … Continue reading Who Am I?