It is hard to believe that we’ve closed out 2017 and the New Year has already begun. For us retired folks here in San Diego, it means more of the same and a few new adventures on the horizon.
Dan has been retired a full year now and I can say he is beginning to adjust. He does play more golf during the week and helps out with gardening at church more often. He’s hoping to get in some skiing, but then he can’t really control when or if the snow will come. Probably the biggest difference is that he doesn’t put in the long hours at the office. You know he still goes into the office because he just can’t help himself! He’s still figuring out what all he’d like to do as a retiree. I suggested reading, napping, walking etc. and was met with a smile and no comment!
I’m in year 9 of retirement and continue to find many things I like to do and want to try. The trick will be to find things we both like and can do together. So far, we’ve come up with two things: travel and travel. We’re deciding on where to go for a short road trip in the next few months and where to go on a big vacation in the fall. I’d like to say we could golf together, but alas, the discrepancies in our skill levels are pronounced. I hope my game improves a lot this year, because golfing together could be fun.
So, let’s see what adventures come our way over the next 12 months. It is a joy and blessing to have worked so many years and be healthy enough to do things now that our days are free of the daily grind. We were both content and even happy with our careers, but this new life is exciting and we don’t want to waste a minute of it. You can bet it will be centered around time with our children and grandchildren, who are our biggest joys here on earth.