Lisbie Rae responded to the call for Next in Life reader submissions. Her reflections speak to how it feels to live with purpose. Lisbie nails it when she sees her activities went beyond “I like doing this,” to “This is what I’m meant to do.”
What do you think about getting older? How do you react when you see older people, older than you, on the street? Until we address the ageism within ourselves, we cannot be open to the myriad possibilities that the second half of life offers.
Making choices that are consistent with your values is the basis of a satisfying life in retirement as at any time. Let’s look at the place of values in our lives and how to use them for retirement planning, living in retirement.
A healthy retirement is about looking ahead to possibilities. That said, the challenge when you are approaching retirement is figuring out how you want the future to look. And for those already retired you may be disappointed with your newfound freedom.