Do you remember the song, “We Don’t Talk Anymore?”
It was written back in the 1970s, long before mobile phones had become a part of our lives.
How many of us recall the days when you picked up the phone and dialed your best friend, sister or Mother for a long gossipy chat? Usually, you curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea or coffee. Or, perhaps you had a glass of wine or a gin and tonic close to hand.
I retired in Bali… can you?
Retirement crept up on me. I had excellent health, meager savings and a severe case of age-appropriate denial. Then, three friends died of cancer within eighteen months. I wasn’t yet sixty-one. All younger than I, they had unrealized dreams and unfinished lives.
I’ll bet you’ve heard this plea a number of times in your life. In fact, I bet that you’ve heard it recently, even though you are in the “senior” part of your life. Of course, not everyone uses these exact words. But, have you heard something close to one of the following?
Retiring in Costa Rica was a game changer for us, but, we wanted to retire close to the ocean and California was out of our budget.
Are you downsizing? Did you struggle with some of your favorite possessions? Have you thought about downsizing your photos?
There’s a “silver tsunami” making waves. Around 10,000 Baby Boomers will hit retirement, every single day, over the course of the next twenty years – and, that’s just in the U.S.
If you have a nose for high fashion, but, don’t always have as much as you would like to spend on it, welcome to my world!
Today, I started packing up my home. The memories were playing in my head while I packed and taped the bubble-wrap. We spend so many years saving things, like little snippets of our lives.