Take my retirement for instance! I had determined I would work until I was sixty five - fully on a pension, fulfilled with my career goals, financially ready to take on the pay-cheque empty world of retirees! This was feeling like one of those changes that I was seeking with a plan and a destination! Funny how life can play around with you - push your emotions, open up opportunities, close some doors and open the proverbial window. I am a planner at heart and find the practice of just letting things happen just a little disconcerting. If you have been reading my blog, you will have seen some posts about researching where to live for instance. I was on the path to retiring in place - in my existing home with maybe some renovations for an income-producing suite. Not so, said the Retirement Fairy!
An autoimmune disease set me squarely on my ass - or so it seemed one year earlier than I intended to start my retirement journey. With fatigue clouding my work days and interfering with my work plans, I knew that I needed a big change. Attacking the disease head on was a no-brainer but what about the work scenario and my mental health - how was I going to manage that. Well, that's where Plan B comes in - not that I had a Plan B but isn't it amazing how, when the time comes, that Plan B shows up as though you had planned for it all the time. Fast forward six months and I was retired in a little oasis in the desert of southern British Columbia.
What is your plan for 2015? I would love to hear where you are in your journey and if you have a destination in mind this year. Please share - I forgot to tell you who my cheerleaders are - YOU!