I have been working on getting un-stuck recently. Since my friend asked me about my retirement plans, I haven’t been able to get my future off my mind. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking, praying, and planning.
What will retirement look like for me?
I know I will need to work about 10-12 hours a month to stay afloat and finance my house’s fix-it projects. Most of those projects are low-cost and just require a lot of time and elbow grease.
I really don’t care for travel. (I am always happy to hear about others’ travels, but I truly have no desire to do it.) So, when I retire, I will happily spend time at home.
My daughter and parents will require more of my time. Retiring will give me the time I want to spend with family.
Then there is school. I love taking classes in the 60+ program. This keeps my brain busy and gets me out of the house. Being retired will allow me to take early morning classes, rather than evening classes, and allow me to select from a wider variety of subjects. Did I mention it is FREE?
I have been practicing living at the lower income level I will have at retirement…and am relieved to report it is definitely doable. And working out this plan has made me realize just how much I value time.
I’m no longer feeling ‘stuck’ …at least about retirement.