One of my biggest fears of retiring is the challenge of finding ways to keep busy and engaged in meaninfgul activities each day. As I shared previously in my 4 fears about retirement blog, I am just not sure I am creative enough to consistently find quality activities that add to a meaningful retirement lifestyle.
I recently took a retirement test drive for a year and a half and at the end was more than ready to get back to work. I was finding myself a bit slower than normal and already getting bored with my routine. And I was not just sitting back – I traveled, knocked out my to-do list that had been accumulating for a lifetime, read like there was no tomorrow, started blogging – there was no moss growing on this rock!
As a matter of a fact, part of my Retirement-only the beginning blog included some research with specific ideas to keep busy in retirement, a good homework project for sure.
But it was not enough.
Fortunately I have some years to plan for my permanent retirement so I am building my list of ideas to keep busy. Take a look at the beginnings of my list on 20 ways to stay busy in retirement.