This year I am doing things a little differently here on Ye Olde Blogge for the month of April.
As in the previous Aprils, I am participating in this yearly challenge (26 posts in 30 days) again.
However this time I have a theme in mind!
For my first attempt at carrying out a theme for my A-Z, I will be doing the… A-Z of Preparing for a Badass Retirement!
It’s something I have been
obsessing over thinking about ever since I realized last May that I will be 65 in 2024 (duh!!), meaning I have only about 7.5 years of work left, if I “go the distance” to a traditional retirement age.
I consider blogging therapeutic – let’s hear it from fellow bloggers; I’m not alone in this, right? – so it only makes sense to get this urge to examine and plan for retirement unpacked right here in my digital
psychiatrist’s couch living room.
I’ll be writing from the perspective of a single (now and going forward), healthy (so far), able-bodied (so far) woman who has lived a mostly simple and modest life. Because of this, and being paid to work for almost the entirety of my adult life to date, I have been able to set aside money to supplement the Canada Pension Plan assistance for my “golden years”. Which affords me the luxury of choice – the choice to even retire at all, retire early, move, travel, volunteer, take up new hobbies….the list goes on and on.
needing wanting to process and work through this blessing of choices that is inspiring my theme for this post.
If what I explore in this series can help other people wondering about or struggling with or even fearing the onset the retirement, then opening up about my own musings for this challenge will be so worthwhile doing!
I hope you will join me in April as I process my way through both the alphabet and my eventual retirement from full-time working life.