Retirement today is more of a journey than a destination.
With the possibility of living 20-30 years longer than generations past, retirement is no longer just about
“winding down.” The mid to later midlife years offer a myriad of challenges and opportunities for learning and growth. The years ahead have the potential to be the most productive, passionate and fulfilling time of your life.
Transition is the process of letting go of
“what was” and opening up to “what’s next.”
It brings up the question:
“What will I do with the rest of my life”?
The conventional view of retirement – working full-time until a set date and then shifting to full-time leisure –no longer matches the experience of people in midlife and beyond. Today we know that there are numerous paths to retirement transition. Many people retire much earlier than expected. Others retire from full-time work but immediately plunge into a part-time job or self-employment. Still others continue to work or develop encore careers well into their 60s, 70s and 80s. Successful transition to retirement can be a gradual and varied process that blends work and relaxation.
What path will you choose?
The key to designing your next chapter is careful thought and preparation; creating by design not default. You may not have the answers yet. But if you agree that retirement as we’ve known it is passé, are a life-long learner, and have a desire to make your life count in a deeply fulfilling way, then it’s time to take the first step towards creating the next chapter of your life.
Explore the possibilities that this stage of life holds for you.
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