I am looking at a total of 40 months before I join the crowd of retired folks. I remember when I was a kid the question was asked so many times… “What do you want to be when you grow up”? It’s funny that now I am asking myself the same type of question, “What do I want to do when I retire”?
There are so many things that I want to do right now but just can’t fit into my current schedule. I suppose when no longer have a working day schedule I will certainly find time for them. The one thing I miss from my childhood is recreation. I used to love to play sports and I suppose I will again bring those things back to life. Things like basketball, tennis, golf, hiking and riding a bicycle. I will live in an area where it doesn’t rain all of the time like the Pacific Northwest. I will read and take courses of my highest interest and maybe get my fitness trainer certification once again so I can help others become more healthy. I want to certify in Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle and teach these principles to others.
It’s will be like having the opportunity to start life all over again. I can see myself hanging out in the community garden with others nurturing my organic gardens. I see myself attending pot luck plant based dinners and sharing idea’s and recipes. I see my wife and I taking historical tours and river cruises. I see us visiting places to observe the beauty of nature while we drive from Pennsylvania to Florida and back each year. I see myself playing with my grandchildren on the beach and spending quiet time to share my life with them.
We have been planning for that day for a long time and will continue in our mission to put all the pieces of the puzzle together to ensure the proper financing to get to where we want to be. I am practicing all of the things I need to practice to keep my mind and body in good health. Yea, just another 40 months…