I felt a bit like I did when I ventured back into the dating world after 25 years of marriage. Awkward, uncomfortable, not really sure that I wanted to do this, wondering if they would like me. Would I like them? Did I see myself wanting to spend time with them?
All I wanted to do was read my book. I had been promising myself I would take the time to read fiction again but hadn’t managed to read more than a couple of fiction books a year. Seems like everything I read is always professional or personal development. No reading just for the fun of it. But as I am thinking about what retirement might look like for me, I am trying to give myself permission to do more leisure things, like read fiction.
A recurring theme in many of our posts is that of being engaged in some form of activity or exercise. Exercise has been an integral part of our lives, individually and together, for many years, so it’s natural that it’s intertwined with the places we go and the things we do. The return on investment in activity-based exercise (aka this new job of mine) is the capital that funds my adventures in retirement, and I plan for them to be many and enduring.
Hi There! Welcome to Our Retirement Adventures (ORA). We are Michelle and John, a couple in our 50s living in Central Canada, who are half-retired. Join us as we explore exciting ideas and design our retirement life. The purpose of OurRetirementAdventures.com is to collect and share information and offer ideas, tools, and resources to aid in designing and realizing the second half of your adult life (i.e. your retirement adventures).