When preparing for retirement, many feel excited about beginning the next chapter of their life. Ideas about what they’ll do, where they’ll go, and with whom they’ll share those adventures begin occupying more time and space in their mind. Then, as the reality of the transition draws nearer, it is not uncommon for the thoughts to move in a different direction.
Here’s a thought: retirement doesn’t mean the end. It doesn’t mean an end of self-importance or purpose, it just means a new chapter—a paradigm shift of what life is beyond long days and meetings and bosses. Unless you own your own business, and even then, you are not your business.