Today is a special day because today is a good friend’s first day of retirement.
She has worked long and hard and I know that she has made an important contribution to those around her. Bravo! You deserve whatever future you desire and I know that you will live it in overdrive.
This retirement thing can be a somewhat confusing to so many people. Generally, the majority of people know what they want to retire from, yet too few have put time and effort into what they are looking towards. I prefer to think of retirement as a transition from structured employment to creating a life that is organized according to your needs and based on what is in your heart and soul. It is a time of uncertainty, a time of redefinition but if you head in with a mindful open mind, it is a time of creativity and fulfillment.
So go forth my friend and congratulations.