A Life Worth Living
Many people approaching retirement ask the question, "is my life still worth living when I have no more work to do or work to go to?" The simple answer is, of course, it is! However, for a lot of people, it's not that easy. Say you have 25 or 30 years at the same job. You get up every morning, follow the same routine and do this day in and day out to the point that you can do it in your sleep. And well, if you're honest, there were many a morning that you did just that. Regardless, after that much time spent doing something, it's very difficult to shift gears. I'm reminded of the adage; old habits are hard to break, or new habits are hard to make.
The last time I looked retirement doesn't mean the end of life, just the end of life as we knew it. I prefer to think of it as a new beginning and possibly the most exciting time of your life; yes, even better than high school. This is when, for the first time, you get to be in charge. You decide what, when, where and how you want to do things and no one can tell you any different. You're the boss!; assuming you're single.