Saturday, March 23, 2013
SOL #24 -March 24th
Today is day 24 of the Slice of Life March, the writing challenge sponsored and run by Stacey and Ruth of "Two Writing Teachers".
There is only a week left - hard to believe. It has definitely become a necessity to write each day. I only hope I can continue on my own. Having the accountability and the camaraderie of the SOL has been a great help.
Saturday morning my husband attended a retirement workshop put on by OTIP. There were some gloomy statistics and information. Besides information about pensions and insurance there was some advice about retiring:
We have to reinvent ourselves - we are no longer defined by our past lives.
Lifelong learning will keep our minds active.
Ask yourself: Where am I today?
Where do I want to be?
How am I going to get there?
Everyone has a money story. What is mine?
Retirement is more than just money - it's about finding the right emotional and financial balance.
Retire to something, not from something.
It was a valuable workshop. I have some more tools to assess whether this is the year to retire. It also really started the dialogue with my husband about when I need/want/should retire.