In conversation with an acquaintance recently, I remarked that I was getting ready for retirement.
“You’ve been getting ready for retirement for three years,” he said. “You’ll never retire.”
“Oh yeah?” I answered with my usual snappy repartee. “I will so retire. One more year, tops.”
But he was sure I wouldn’t. “You can’t retire. Instead of thinking about doing nothing, you should be thinking instead about what you want to do NEXT.”
Well, I know what I want to do next. I’m already doing it (part-time anyway): WRITE.
But I think this guy may have meant something that pays money.
And I don’t really have much hope for that by writing. I actually wrote somethingthat made the New York Times bestseller list for a week or two – and still didn’t get paid one cent.
But a second career after retirement?
There are lots of careers I considered…
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