The other day I re-tired my car, drove off to a retired village and retired. RETIRE is an ugly word, at least using Webster’s meaning…withdraw, seclude, sequester…UGH! I’m not withdrawing from anything. How about you? In fact, getting away from the daily 9-5(or longer) is exciting and a chance to get much more involved, not secluded. Get involved with your family and community. Get involved with a new career or hobby. Get involved with learning.
You now have time to learn about anything and everything. It’s a great time to find out the truths underlying your belief system. Many of us have political and religious beliefs that we were brainwashed with as a child and they became our comfortable ideologies that define us. That’s fine, but now that your are “retired”, why not spend some time studying religion or politics without any preconceived beliefs? It’s fun and the internet puts information at your fingertips, ready to give you answers.
I was always fascinated by the stock market. I was too busy (sound familiar?) with my family and career to “study” all the aspects of trading, but a few years ago I decided to look into some of the trading methods and options courses available. Believe me, there are many and it is a “buyers beware” pit. However, after doing some “day trading” and “swing trades” with options, I was hooked. Now it’s a part of my day, not as big as it was during the learning curve, but a fun and profitable hobby that I never dreamed I would be doing during those “busy” years.
Now I have found dozens of other things I want to learn and understand and hope I have enough time in my “busy” life.
What new passions have you discovered after “retiring”?
I would love to hear about them.