September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
As my boss said, “We all get there”. To retirement age that is. So, where to next with the changes coming up?? Sitting at home is no option, unless I choose to do so. But that’s like pondering old age and the meaning of life. To quote my boss again: “The problem is not the problem, but your attitude to the problem.”
Yes, its a question of attitude this retirement business. I contend that musicians, artists and politicians (a lot of them anyway) live long lives because they remain creative, mentally active. A bit of good health helps also. Some will choose to continue to work, albeit in a sort of half day manner or I need some extra cash approach. But for me I’ve had enough of what I did for nearly four decades and I reckon the matter of money must be left to the experts (with trust) and fate. We cannot predict some event that will wipe the savings out and boot you onto the street. Its a matter of risk and I will embrace it with three hands if I had the extra one.
So retirement looms and I look forward to dodging those stressful parts of the daily workers – rush hour leave me alone!! I’m off to the beach or somewhere in my own time.
I still have a fairly long list of SA dorpies that I want to visit and hopefully these journeys will form the basis of a themed blog until can’t drive any more.
As a good friend of mine is wont to say – till next time, live carefully.