Reinvention. A truly rejuvenating word. Makes you think of a new direction. Something to work towards and look forward to.
With the recent industry attention on lack of retirement readiness, this is perhaps the one thing that everyone – retirees, pre-retirees, mid-career employees can give some serious thought to, and begin planning towards.
Assuming that you have thought through the financial aspect of retirement, and have a fairly good sense of how you will fund the needs and wants, the next aspect of retirement will be the non-financial, and deciding the things and activities that you have always dreamt of doing but have just never had the time to do – a sort of reinvention – for and of yourself.
And the best part about it is that there is no right answer. It can be whatever you choose to do that drives internal satisfaction, a sense of accomplishment beyond the daily expectations of life.
We have all thought about those things and have our own favorites. And if not, now might be as good a time as any to give that some thought and reflect upon.
Feel free to share and explore others’ ideas. As always, we are curious to hear from you.