THE ROOKIE RETIREE
It is when we are in transition, that we are most completely alive.
Definitions of Retirement
Classic definition: To withdraw to a place of safety and seclusion, based on the mid 16th Century French term, “retirer”
Reality: A stage of human development which can occur by choice or abruptly, leaving one feeling untethered in the world
Are you a Rookie Retiree, or about to become one?
Is there a need for some direction and validation in your new stage of life?
Retirement took me by surprise. Writing and researching were the ways I was able to make sense of my new world.
Help yourself to any or all of these reflections. I've grouped them by the challenges which are common to any new retiree:
Mind-Body-Spirit, Work, Maturing, Pastimes, Home Base.
(photo of me when I retired in 2017)
I actually retired from two careers: one as a teacher (26 years), and one as a university administrator (8 years). The final retirement came as a surprise in just one day, without any prior notice. No wonder some reflection was in order. Whether we share the same demographic or not, I'm hoping you will find some ideas to ease your transition and power you to a delightful new life!
Beyond the Rookie Year: Published Posts
On The Beat With The Rookie Retiree: An Interview With Renee Langmuir, The Newest agebuzz Guest Blogger