I am not a sexologist. I am a “normal” sixty-year-old woman who wants to ponder in public. By the way, I hate the word “normal” – it doesn’t mean anything. I don’t think I’m a particularly revolutionary thinker. I’m only stating the obvious in my thoughts below. But I’ll let you decide!
I’m a 25 year resident of Merida, Mexico in the Yucatan peninsula. I moved here for work and love and now I’m seeing a huge influx of expats joining the party here. I want to share some of my thoughts about retiring here with you.
This is a story with a happy ending. However, when I began the “journey” I had no idea I would be so happy.
I have always been an active person – I love tennis, yoga, walking and biking. But then the age-related injuries and aches and pains made themselves manifest in my body. Tennis was over and, suddenly, I found myself crying in yoga class. “Hey!” I said to myself. “Yoga’s not supposed to make you cry!”
Whether we retire or continue working part-time, in our 60s, we become conscious of money in an entirely new way. For much of our lives, we were earning money and saving it. If we were smart about how we invested, spent and saved our money, our net worth was always going up.