Future Challenge – Enjoying the Fun Stuff

Challenge #16

In the spirit of the start of Spring last week, Easter, and the first anniversary of my retirement this week,  I’ve thinking about fresh starts and what we do with them. 

One of the things people tend to think about when they’re considering retirement is free time. We all have things we’d like to do – or at least try – if only we had the time. Maybe it’s learning to play golf, or writing a novel, or painting, or getting a new camera and learning to use it. Maybe it’s travelling, or just reading that pile of books growing in the corner.

In the future, when you have the time, what hobbies or activities would you take on? Have you ever made a start on those things? What makes them appealing to you?

As part of my retirement theme,  I offer this weekly Thursday “Future Challenge” to get people of all ages thinking in general about their futures and/or retirement. Each challenge goes with a post of my own on the same general topic. Hopefully we’ll start some interesting discussions!

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 (please tag posts TRS Future Challenge and link to this post) so others 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.

For my own take on this week’s challenge, see my post Happy Anniversary to Me – or – I Can’t Believe I’ve Been Retired for a Year…

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11 Responses to Future Challenge – Enjoying the Fun Stuff

  1. For me the limiting factor isn’t time, is money… But if I will have a little more time I’ll write a novel and invest the earnings in travel!

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  2. I have always wanted to write a post on my blog for your future challenges. The problem is that my internet is only fast enough in the early mornings and late at night. Such a dilemma because I have to get my chores done in the morning before the sun gets too hot, and by evening, I am exhausted. lol Island life doesn’t give me an opportunity to plan ahead very often. We have to take things as they come and live in the present. But, I guess that’s the joy of retiring abroad. Live without expectations of the future and enjoy each moment.

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  3. sharechair says:

    I have far too many things to fill my days than there is time to do it all! I have so many interests and projects …. my trouble is focus. I never ever ever understand people who complain about ‘nothing to do’ or being bored.

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    • I’m with you. My favorite analogy is that time is like closets – we fill what we have. And focus is a struggle for me too – I use my Outlook calendar to help keep me on track, but I still could do much better! 😉

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  4. dadirri7 says:

    i am living in the present … not sure where that is going … i feel that life has a lot fo fun stuff on the go for me, i just have to show up!

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  5. Thanks for your thought-provoking post. Here is my response to the challenge: http://carondann.com/2013/03/29/living-in-tomorrowland/

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