easy to overextend yourself during that
first year because you are still mentally “at
work.” It is time to look forward and know
that you don’t have to go back. It is time to
balance between work and play, and this
time you get to choose what you call work.
You will be able to impress people as a
retired healthcare administrator for about
a year. Then no one cares.
(I have read these so many times that I can’t
always distinguish between his words and
mine, so will cite his complete works as a
Dychtwald K. The Age Wave: How The Most
Important Trend Of Our Time Can Change
Your Future. New York, NY: Bantam Books;
Dychtwald K. The Power Years: A User’s Guide to
the Rest of Your Life. Hoboken, NJ: John
Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2006.
Shirley Chapman, FAHRA, is contributing as a guest
columnist and has been an AHRA member since 1984.
In her ten years of retirement, she has worked for clothes
and golf equipment, put on a weekend seminar, attended
a spiritual golf week in Scotland (six times), traveled in
Europe and Greece several times, and manages on a
budget that is one third of what she made at work. She
started a blog ( http://myparkbench.wordpress.com/)
with the hope that it will inspire others to start their
emotional and spiritual retirements early! Shirley
can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.