This month we continue our topic of conversation Staying Engaged ~ Un-Retiring. Our retirement years are the time of life that many of us look forward to, a long-awaited period that can offer constant relaxation and a reprieve away from the stresses of the workplace.
There’s often an opportunity to travel for extended periods or to take up a hobby or that art class we’ve always wanted to do. There is a myriad of things we will have on our ‘to do’ list for when we reach that magic age of retirement.
It sounds idyllic, however, do these activities really bring us fulfilment and true inner contentment during our elder years?
Their journeys are unique to them but relevant to us all when we live our retirement years with purpose and a commitment to staying engaged with others, we can have very fulfilling, rewarding and happy ‘retirement years’.
Last month we also had two very inspiring articles written on this subject. They were Unfolding from Within – Un-retiring by Bernadette and Purpose by Catherine. Both of these authors discovered that un-retirement for them is about an inner journey, a deeper connection to themselves and the importance of bringing that part of themselves to the world around them
Let’s continue this conversation knowing that our stories can inspire others to look forward to their ‘un-retiring’ elder years.