A month ago I asked for ideas on what the follow up to Building a Satisfying Retirement should be. I was contemplating a couple of different directions, but unsure which way to turn. So, having the BRITW (best readers in the world) I decided to simply ask for your feedback.
Bingo! Problem solved. The consistency in your suggestions have given me the direction I needed. Nor surprisingly, it will involve your active participation.
While I don't have a title yet, the new book will feature interviews with folks who have retired or are close to that stage of life. The book will feature the good, bad, and everyday nature of what makes up this journey we call a satisfying retirement.
I will develop a series of questions that take a look at what prompted the person to leave full time work, how the transition has gone, and what struggles have been faced. We'll probe the highs and lows and what the person would have done differently. Relationship issues, managing free time, financial problems, and developing one's passions after work will be dealt with.
The goal is to give those moving toward retirement an idea of what to expect, not from a textbook, but from those who live retirement every day. For folks already retired, I hope the stories will help you look at your own life and decide if there are some adjustments you'd like to make on your journey.
Your part? I will be contacting some of the bloggers who have become an important part of this blog and ask for their help. I will also solicit any reader who would like to take part to contact me when the time is right, as well as search out others for input. Obviously, I won't be able to include everyone but I am hoping to get the full range of experiences to profile. Anyone who participates and has a blog will receive a link from their interview directly to their web site. All interviewees will receive a free copy of the e-book.
The timetable is not yet firm, but my goal is to have the book ready by late fall. As the days go by look for additional posts that will let you know how things are going and when I'd like you to contact me if you are interested in participating.
A deep appreciation for your thoughts and suggestions that have taken me this far. Together we should be able to produce something we all can be proud of.