My circle of friends, and the community that I had built over the years, seemed to shrink after I stopped working. I didn't even know who I was anymore or what I wanted. I thought I wanted "a new life." You didn't really have the time to think about what you wanted to do with your life until now. She said, "You were too busy." Every day, I wake up at 6 am. Instead of going to work, I surf, go for breakfast with my friends or take a walk. Every now and then, I host small gatherings in my apartment. After a morning of swimming, with my hair still wet I would rather go to my favorite coffee house than cook.
My older friends would tell me stories about reading a book all day long. I could never imagine that. It's now a real joy. This makes me feel connected and productive. What will I be remembered for? What will I be known for? I may not have the ability to donate millions to charity, however I can spread happiness and love. Retirement is not the end. This can be a lonely time in life. You have a lot more time to think and evaluate what's important. The sea wall in front of my apartment provides a fantastic view of the sun setting!
My regrets (will i ever go to Italy or can i learn to walk on stilts?) The best way to have a happy retirement, according to me, is to live in the present moment. Since 2006, she has been a writer in Mazatlan. Her work, which she began as a journalist in California before moving to Mexico, now focuses on the expat lifestyle. Amazon's bestseller. Tell us what you would like to do to advance your career and money.