I sold my condo and made a nice profit – YAH! But if you think having more money would make deciding on a path when I retire easier, you would be wrong. Maybe if it were like a kajillion $$$$, it would be. Nah, it would increase choices, there by increasing the level of difficulty.
I shouldn’t be whining and I’m certainly not giving the money back… as it is the government will be doing its best to grab a chunk of it.
Time is making this daunting. At 63 I feel like I am running out of it. I know I know, there are 70 and 80 year olds that will be up in arms at that statement. I don’t blame them but it is how I feel in this moment. I have so many things I want to do that will require good health and let’s face it, the odds get worse with each passing year.
Speaking of time; how is it that time can feel like it is barreling faster than the speed of light but literally at the same time it is crawling painfully along? I am trying hard to live in the moment and not hold my breath for retirement and I can start my true life. This is my life, it is just not as true as it will be,hopefully. Having had Cruel Curve Balls of Shit before I know things can change from one breath to another. Which only serves to make me even more impatient to get going.
So here is my list of things i want to do, in no particular order:
- Live and roam in a RV… and of course renovate it. See pinterest board: RV Reno Ideas
- Buy an iincome property in Mexico and live in it part time.
- House/Pet Sit around the world
- Wild Life rescue volunteer around the world.
- Round the Word Tour Based on Awesome Public Art
- Live on a house boat say in Powell River for example.
- Buy up all the ranch land in Alberta and let the cows and wild horses and wolves all work it out. There’s a few in this category… like shutting down all the factory farms and slaughter houses. Not ambitious at all, eh?
Those are the top ones… if I wander around pinterest for 5 minutes I’m sure I can come up with more.
The reality is that why should my retirement be any different than the rest of my life? Forever I have been searching for a purpose to my life, a singular path that will lead to my actualization. Yeah, that didn’t work out so well. I am like Dug, in the movie “Up!”, ever distracted by ,,,,,,
It is all making it challenging to focus on anything in particular, like writing posts for this blog… or creating pottery.. or taking a web design course…
Sorry if I sound all whiny and stuff. Believe me I know how fortunate I am and I am grateful every single day for my privileged problems. That I don’t have to find my next meal in a dumpster or worry about getting raped in a shelter is a blessing for which I am thankful.
Are you retiring soon or retired now? How are you making out?
Are you miles from retiring? How does this post make you feel?
I really am curious since really I can only know what I am feeling in my moment.
Do you have any more suggestions that might make my choices harder? LOL