Well it almost been a year since I retired from AT&T. So what have I learned over the past year? Plenty.
First I learned that life is what happens while you are making other plans. While we make plans for the future, when we retire, get older, have more money or whatever, the world keeps on moving. There’s no sense in waiting because what you will discover is that life has moved on. The world has changed. It’s better to do the things we want to do now instead of waiting for someday. Someday will never come and meanwhile life will keep happening.
I always thought when I get to be such and such age or retire I would do great things. Well if I wasn’t doing great things before retirement, it’s not likely that I will be doing great things during retirement. You are still the same person you were before retirement.
I discovered that since I’m still the same person that I still have the same values. But now I can exercise those values with the safety net that comes with retirement. So I’m going to pursue the same interest that I pursued before but with more freedom and knowledge.
In the past my interest revolved around health, speaking and writing. None of that has changed. But now I’m going to take each of those to a new level. I have the knowledge and the freedom. Now I just need to exercise the will to get it done.