Retiring early, 20 years ago at age 38, – Was it worth it? It’s the Holidays, a time when it’s customary to reminisce over our lives. As we fast approach the beginning of our 21st. year of retirement, we look to the New Year and wonder what the future might bring. During one of our […]Read more
Experts have identified six key issues that are important when facing retirement. These are closely related to your values. They are: wealth, health, relationships, contribution, meaning, and happiness, and the three most commonly linked are contribution, meaning and happiness. It doesn’t make sense that a person who is vital, active and productive one day, will […]Read more
A Wonderland glows inside us all. Protected by a translucent, impenetrable shell are those desires we crave in silence. Visible, only, by our private imaginations, fiery emotions cling like crystalline-sheathed dreams to the ceiling of our deepest passions. Conditioned from infancy to find safety in harmony we deny all but the most synchronized expressions of […]Read more
A poll by Parade Magazine reported that over sixty percent of respondents wouldn’t select their career if they had it to do over again. As baby boomers burst into the golden years, they’re looking for a new retirement strategy. Welcome to the Retirement Life Project, affectionately known as, “I’m Retiring! Now What?” Popular media abound […]Read more
RetireWOW Celebrates the Senior New to RetirementRetireWOW celebrates the opportunities of life over 50 by creating a community for sharing tools, resources, and guidance to help the senior new to retirement make a new life.
- The baby boomer retirement is different as many intend to keep working in to retirement.
- The concept of a life of full-time leisure or full-time work is being rejected. A happy retirement consists of integrating work, play, and volunteer activities.
- Retirement ideas now consist of learning, growing, mental stimulation and finding meaning are requirements for the New Aging.
- No longer the “me” generation, the New Aging is about the “we” generation. Retirement wishes are about staying connected to family, and friends, but also making a difference in the world.
Life PlanningBy Cathy Severson, MS
As a counselor, one of the first questions baby boomers preparing for retirement say when we talk is, “I don’t know what I’m going to do after I retire.” Retirement is a significant life transition with opportunities to develop new passions and redefine who you are from the inside out.
Most of the information about retirement has centered on finances, but it’s also an important psychological shift that can be both scary and liberating. RetireWOW was created to help you successfully transition into this new world. We know this isn’t our parents’ retirement. In addition to the blog, we are creating a community where we can learn from each other, as well as the RLM experts.
I encourage you to sign up for the newsletter, ask questions of the experts, make comments, join in the teleclass and even be a guest blogger. This is your site, so let us know what you want and how we can make it better.