In any case, all the way home I was tormented with "shoulda saids." Hindsight being what it is, I wish I would have told her:
- I blog for people who are thinking of retiring, but who are afraid to take the first step. So many people are afraid that they will be bored. I want to alleviate that fear.
- I write a blog because I want to focus on the human elements of retired life - not the nuts and bolts about financial plans, retirement homes, 401-Ks, social security and such, but about the day to day happenings that make it exciting, scary, frustrating, invigorating and wonderful - all at the same time!
- I blog for people who are starting over - To give a voice to people who want to change and go in an entirely new direction. Reinventing your life takes some serious guts, but with trial and error and confidence, the rewards are sooooo worth it!
- I blog for a generation of boomers who, like us, are somewhere between the end of a long employment history and collecting social security. We have energy and ideas and a lot of living left to do before we set up that rocking chair.
What are my goals?
What do I want to learn, do, try or be?
Is there anything that I've always wanted to try or do?
Where do I see myself in the next 10 years?
Because, my friend, if you don't pay attention, you will let your retirement years slip away. You will sleep in, watch TV, play computer games, go out to lunch with friends, play golf, babysit those grandkids, and before you know it, a couple of decades will have passed, and I don't want you to get to the end of it asking, "Is that it???" Because the only path to a rich, rewarding and vigorous retirement requires some soul searching and self reflection...
...and I want to help you with that.