I don’t know if you relate to that word or not. If you are one of the 10,000 Baby Boomers who, every day, reach the traditional age of retirement, 65, or won’t hit it for another 10 years or have hit it in the past 10 or so years-my category; we need to talk.
Yogi Berra famously said; “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
Back when our fathers reached age 65 people typically got a gold watch and thanks for your 40 years of loyal service. They then bided their few remaining years in a rocking chair.
That is no longer the norm.
Most of us have not been with same company for anywhere near 40 years. In fact, most of us have had more than one career in different companies. We now continue to work or, given the increased life span medical science has given us, plan to find some other way to spend our time for the next 25, 30 years or more.
This increase in longevity and options open to us has created a whole host of opportunities and challenges for us in this “second chapter” of our lives.
I’m Byron Thompson and since my own “retirement”, 15 years ago, I’ve spent my time looking for the answer to the question I’ve heard over and over again, in doing the research for my next book on successful retirement. That question, in one form or another, is ‘What do I do now, now that I’m no longer a——?”
We don’t have any difficulty filling our days with activities but many times I’ve heard the lament; “Is this all there is?” I want my life to have more richness and satisfaction.”
I’ve put together a booklet on my preliminary findings on the answers to these questions and would be happy to share it with you in hopes that you could provide me with some feedback that I can incorporate in my new book.
Email me at tubachouse @hotmail.com and I’ll forward the booklet to you.