I started my blog in the months before I retired in part to work through my ambivalence about my upcoming life-changing event. Was I ready? Would I have enough to do? Would I be giving up more than I would gain? My blog title, Retirementally Challenged, reflected my uncertainty and angst.
Now, looking back several years later, my only regret is “why didn’t I do it sooner?” Although I do miss some of the benefits of working full-time (like the built-in social network and regular paycheck), I have gained much more than I gave up.
No longer needing to navel-gaze about my retirement, I now enjoy writing about all sorts of topics, including travel, relationships, photography, gratitude, and whatever else pops in my head (even, sometimes, issues surrounding retirement and aging).
So, am I still Retirementally Challenged? Yes, but in a different way. I’m still retired and I still find challenges, but the challenges in my life are mostly positive and self-directed… they are what make life interesting.
Thanks for stopping by… I hope you decide to stick around.