We’re radically re-inventing our retirement dream.
At 65 and 67, my hubs and I are teetering on the edge of retirement and unfortunately, we didn’t get the memo about planning or saving for it. We’re going to have to get creative to find ways to live LARGE on a small budget. Fortunately, inspiration for our retirement adventure plan came in the form of an off-hand comment from my other half…
He had been going on (and on and on…) for a few weeks about selling everything on ebay and becoming retired citizens of the world with just our backpacks and a small suitcase.
This statement always ended with “And if it doesn’t fit, then we don’t need it”.
Although I made fun of him at first, the idea kept growing on me. I had terrifying retirement dreams that involved the need to eat dog kibble at the end of the month. Luckily, my husband always sees the glass as FULL and he was picturing a very different retirement. I liked his vision way more than my own, but I knew I would be the one who would have to figure out how to make it become a reality. I was okay with that bargain.
Nobody loves an adventure more than me. Count me in on this one.
As he so often does (often without having a clue), my hubby hit on a really interesting Life question. What do we really need to be happy? Most of us get so bogged down with all our stuff that we lose sight of how simple life can and should be. For us, experiences win over stuff every time. That’s how we know we’re moving in the right direction with our retirement plan.
See you on the road.