Got a question for you. I was chatting online with a friend last week about how busy I was preparing for the launch of my new business, when he asked me this:
“Can’t you just be a happy retired person?”
He’s super-happy in his retirement. He rides his motorcycle or bike, spends a couple hours a day at the gym and has family time.
Still, I was taken aback at his question. Because I’m a happy person, but I also have a sense of purpose. A desire to contribute. I do love to sit on my ass but I also like being a contributing member of society, even at my age. And when I look around, I see plenty of retirement age friends who are doing the same.
So today, while I’m at the hospital with my husband as he recovers from surgery, you’ve got the floor. I’m asking those of you of retirement age to answer a similar, but slightly different question..
“Can you be just a happy retired person?”
I’d love to know your view of retirement (if you are retired or if you aren’t) and how you’re spending your time. If you aren’t retired yet, or even of that age, I’d love to hear what you think you’ll want to do when retired.
I’ll be watching the Comments for your responses! Thank you.