Monday, August 20, 2018

Circling retirement

I'm getting serious about retirement. I've figured out the finances and how much work I'd need to continue to do to cushion my already pretty simple life and it seems quite doable. So I'm thinking about the kind of life that I want to create in this next phase of things when my relationship with time will change.

I've watched my friends and acquaintances enough to know what I don't want: a gazillion volunteer projects that become the new work schedule, the trip after exotic trip of the chronic traveler, and least of all, hours and hours of daytime TV. I know that I want more time to paint, that I have many more books to write, that I want to do good in my community in some way. At the same time, I want to get even more comfortable with a spacious schedule and learn to be in the unfolding of time rather than in the managing and controlling of time.

I'm looking forward to this inquiry as I look for a path and not a prescription. 

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