Retirement Reset: January 18, 2014
Sometimes life steps in and disrupts our plans, but in a good way. Last July my goal was to spend the next year planning and preparing for retirement. My target date was my 60th birthday in August 2014. I have now tossed that goal out the window because I have moved the magic date up to March 31, 2014. The federal agency I work for is offering a buyout to encourage those of us eligible for or close to eligible for retirement to leave by March 31, 2014. I’ve decided to take advantage of that offer. Am I ready to retire in 75 days? Not based on all the things I had planned to accomplish before next August. But I am looking at my early move into the next stage of my life as a positive not a negative. Life goes on and so do I. And the buyout dollars are paying for my 60th birthday trip to Namibia in August. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate both milestone. The world awaits.
Retirement on the horizon: July 14, 2013
My goal in the next year is to prepare for retirement. When I first told one of my sisters I was planning to retire, she asked me what I was going to do for the rest of my life. An important question because I see retirement not as an end but as a beginning. So, over the coming months, I will see where life takes me. I have no fixed direction, but I don’t want to stand still.
So join me on my journey as I plan, learn, explore and create.
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