I’m going to on out on a limb here, hoping that if you’re visiting this blog, regardless of your age, you have at least a passing interest in your future and the lifestyles it can bring. Maybe you came for the travelogues or photo challenges, but of course I hope you’ll stay for the info and ruminations on my retired life.
One of my goals with this blog was to learn more about retirement planning (goals, lifestyle and finances), and to share what I learned. It occurs to me though, that I know my own wants and needs, but not anyone else’s. My discoveries may or may not be helpful, or even interesting, to you.
In July, WordPress.com posted a Daily Prompt called Get Interactive. It suggested, among other things, polling and challenges as a way to engage other bloggers in discussion, and I’m hoping for your input- so here’s my challenge:
No matter how old you are, once a week, give a little thought to your future. Each Thursday for at least the next few months, after doing a post myself on the same general topic, I’ll suggest an aspect for you to consider and perhaps fit into the context of your own life.
If you’d like to share what you think, or post on it, that’s great – and I’d love it if you’d share those thoughts in a post or comment (tag posts: TRS Future Challenge and link to this post) so others interested can also see them.
If you choose not to share them, that’s fine too – but with any luck, you’ll still gain some insight on where you’re headed (or would like to be), and how you can get the most out of your own journey.
OK – here we go. To set the tone for these challenges, here’s the first: When we’re young, our 60’s and 70’s seem forever away. Take a moment and picture yourself at 75. (Ideas: Where are you living? How did you get there? Who’s with you? How do you fill your days?)
Hope you have fun thinking about this. It’s been driving me a little crazy. (For my own take on this, see my post Where’s My Golden Pond?)