Here’s a question for you “Is It Time To Retire The Word Retirement?”
Join us on this edition of Living The Retirement Lifestyle Podcast with “retirement” guest expert Dave Hughes as we talk about this topic and explore the reason behind his favourite new word for retirement.
Interestingly it was his article “It’s Time To Retire The Word “Retirement” that prompted us to reach out and ask him to tell us what prompted him to write it and give you his insight.
TIME TO RETIRE THE WORD RETIREMENT
I like the word “retirement”. I always have. During my working years, the more I planned for and anticipated my retirement, the more I became optimistic about it.
Don’t get me wrong, retirement isn’t a panacea any more than everyday life during your working years is. There will be good days, bad days, and average days. Good things will happen, bad things will happen, and sometimes it will seem like nothing happens
More than anything else, I cherish my freedom, which will be there no matter what kind of day I might be having…
But back to that word “retirement” and all the baggage that may come with it. Dave introduces you to what he believes is a much more optimistic word to describe the possibility-filled opportunity that comes once you leave work behind. His preferred term for retirement is “renaissance.”
We rather like that don’t you?
The modern meaning of renaissance is a renewal of life, vigor, interest, rebirth, revival.
Like Dave that sums up what retirement should be all about and we’re sure our living the retirement lifestyle podcast listeners and readers of our blog will agree!
We also agree on the importance of thinking about what you would like your retirement to look like and make a plan to create it. We talk more on this inside our book Living The Retirement Lifestyle which you can download here
You can connect with David at Retire Fabulously here and also find out more about his books The Quest For Retirement Utopia, Smooth Sailing Into Retirement, and our favourite Design Your Dream Retirement where he talks more on the topic of whether it’s time to retire the word retirement
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