New Horizons

Explore and enjoy during your retirement

Give me heaven before I die

So says Dr. John, New Orleans born singer-song writer and musician, in one of his songs “Junco Partner”. Retirement is your last opportunity to get there.  And there is plenty of opportunity. Today’s life expectancy indicates a good chance for 15 to 20 years of post retirement existence. This is the only life I will ever get. So I am trying to get the most out of what remains of it.

I suspect that many people when they reach retirement have thoughts of doing interesting things, embarking upon some quest for personal growth or re-inventing themselves in some way. Certainly retirement provides the time for exploring interests and the “world” that remained untended or even unknown during my working life. Thus, I am calling this section ‘new horizons’.

Late-in-life Triumphs

A March 20, 2015 New York Times article, Finding Success, Well Past the Age of Wunderkind, provides short vignettes of several people that have achieved “later-in-life triumphs”. The idea that significant accomplishments are not possible after middle age is being challenged by stories of the people in the Times article. They illustrate that your retirement life can be just as rewarding as life at a younger age. Of course there are limits. You are not at likely to become the next chess grand master, but as the Times puts it, “…many people are discovering that the latter part of their lives can be just as (or even more) rewarding creatively, emotionally and spiritually.” The Times quotes Karl A. Pillemer , a professor of gerontology at Cornell University: ‘ “We absolutely have to revamp this idea of a linear pattern of accomplishment that ends when you’re 50 or 60.” ’

So be open to new experiences. Be willing to explore the things that might interest you. Set your sights on new horizons.

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