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Living Optimally in Retirement

Posted by [email protected] on October 30, 2020 at 12:00 AM

 

I wonder…is normal acceptable?


It is, during this extremely difficult time and during the unbelieably horrendous virus, that I must challenge on how to optimally live among some of the goals that haven’t yet been realized.


The blessing of retirement is the realization that life is not over but beginning in a whole new way, as we adjust to what we've already known.


It's a pity I haven't taken advantage, but now seems a good time to take charge of retiements offers, despite Covid. I'm curious how other women are managing in this stage in life.


For me, it is important to seek out opinions and stay well-read, in order to be aware of local community and world affairs.


In his book, Retirement, Different by Design, Rick Steiner writes “Retirement is one of life’s most defining moments. It can be a bittersweet time for some because we all need to come to terms with our aging selves and recognize that life as we know it will dramatically change, hopefully for the better, and that we are on the slippery slope to “old age”, whatever that means to us.”


Defining old age is truly a difficult matter, at best. Nevertheless, it’s appropriate, after working for years, to live the good life and decide what is most important and what isn’t. Of course, health and well-being figure into these plans.


It’s also about bridging from where we are to who we are becoming. I believe It’s partly about letting go of expectations, while eliminating worries of what others may think of us.


We also know that we should be to looking at the future and not the past, as words from Thomas Monson declare, “The past is behind, learn from it; the future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.”


We all know that a fulfilling life is a life that is shared with people you enjoy being around the most, cherished and treated as you would like to be.


Retirement is about having friends with those who stand together in love and hope and share the ups and downs of living a life


One example is a call to rejoin life more meaningfully through the Women Growing Older Gracefully Meet Up's, of women to connect in both happy and hard times, and when being their normal happy selves.


We now have the world by at our feet, making it easier to get up and begin life all over again. I am able to do the things I’ve put off for years, and cannot become unmoved by beautiful moments that are here, now.


I find it a true measure, to enjoy every hour of the day. Better yet, now is the time to flourish, as embracing such tiny gifts allows for living this happy retired life, as best as I am able.


 

Categories: Women Growing Older Gracefully

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