Retirement – time to live your best life!


Jody Gastfriend, in a blog at Huffington Post, attended a friend’s retirement party. She was surprised to find that her friend, in her late 50s, planned to start a business.

George painting

George painting

She muses: “Perhaps retirement should be skewed so that we take this time to live our best lives. To engage our minds, whether it’s with work, travel or books. Perhaps those who are lucky to retire have a goal to challenge ourselves with one thing each day.” This could take many forms, whether learning to golf, write a book, paint, have a business or travel.

Gastfriend doesn’t mention RVing, but it definitely is a way to have goals and a meaningful life. Many desires could be met – traveling, taking up a hobby or even starting an online business. For support for a business, there are lots of resources. The Wall Street Journal recently had an article listing some of them; the Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP are two included.

Retirement, at least from your main career, no longer means the end of your life. You can easily have another 20 or 30 years to live. You can become a couch potato – and probably shorten that time – or see it as an opportunity. As Gastriend says, “Retirement, for many of us, isn’t about bowing out. It’s about doing what you want. If you are lucky, it’s about living your best life.” Maybe an RV will be the vehicle to do that! Jaimie Hall Bruzenak

May 16, 2013
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