As I walk the talk of my own transition while also guiding others in this stage, I'd like to share the following observations:
Letting go is easier than expected – have not looked back! I like this New life!
People with whom I had a genuine relationship remain close and interested in my journey. Those more ‘transaction’ based fade away.
Each day is different – time to be filled with intention versus routine – takes thought and work!
Not being in the same place every day allows for repeat outfits – fewer wardrobe changes!
Personal Rule – Have at least one meal a day with someone who is not a family member.
10,000 steps of the Fitbit achieved almost every day, so far Max of 14,000 steps – just being local in and out of the ‘city’.
Still waking up before 6 am. Maybe this will never change.
OK with giving full capability to new endeavors. Find the appreciation is higher, income and stress lower. Good ratio for this stage.
Reject the word retired. Working differently but not ‘not working’ – need a new word to reflect how boomers are transitioning – ideas?