Sunday, July 16, 2017

What's YOUR Reason?

Your reason to get out of bed in the morning.

Other than having to go to the bathroom, I mean.

The Z-Man brings up the question of how society will handle all of the unemployed people in the future. He sees this situation as potentially disorienting for the society, as well as disturbing and depressing for the individuals.

I haven't thought of myself as unemployed. I've thought of myself as commencing the next chapter of my life. For me, the idea of having the time to write was exciting. It didn't concern me with thoughts of - However will I fill that time?

Others have different perspectives on retirement. My husband has made, and postponed, retirement plans for several years. Recently, he acknowledged that he thinks of working at an outside as something he will always do, at least on a part-time basis.

Recently, he has been urging me to think about moving closer to family back in OH or PA. I'm not totally against the idea, but would hate to leave a more agreeable climate for snow and ice. In general, I really have no major objections to the idea, but want to establish a home base - NOT a motor home - once I do commit (if I do).

My plans for my future require a steady source of internet access. I'd also like to be able to take my working tools - computers, books, printer, etc. - so I can continue my working life. I really don't want to waste long hours traveling from place to place, nor do I want to fritter away hours in shopping and meandering around town.

What we end up doing is going to require a lot of conversation. We will need to negotiate to come up with a plan that meets BOTH our needs.

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