This is a bit of an experiment. It will be a fun, engaging experience, or a total bust.
I am turning the success of today's post over to you. I am asking you to describe a perfect retirement day. What would have to happen (or not happen) for you to declare it a "perfect" retirement day?
Would you be with friends or family or alone? Would it be in the woods, by the ocean, or hiking a mountain range? Would it be sunny and warm or snowy and cold? Would you never leave your home all day or be gone from sunup to sundown?
Would you read, watch movies, listen to music? Would you meditate? Would you go to the animal shelter and pick out a new dog or cat? Would you catch up on long-delayed shopping for things you want to add to your home to make it your personal retreat?
There are as many answers as there are people. That's why this could be a real learning, sharing experience for us.
Oh, my perfect day? It might include a mix of some of the following:
1) Time with family. A meal together, watching a movie or playing games, conversation about this and that.
2) Reading one of the books I always have in a stack nearby.
3) Responding to a flood of comments on a blog post that I wasn't sure would generate much interest, let alone feedback.
4) Replacing a few parts in a 70 year old vintage radio I am restoring.
5) Taking at least one nap.
6) Taking our dog to a park to watch her frolic and hunt for lizards (her favorite thing in the whole world). Having a picnic lunch. Bike riding.
7) Having a glass of wine at 4pm while sitting on the back porch, listening to the water fountain, and having no real thoughts.
8) listening to music - a mix of favorites and something new.
9) Making a stranger smile.
10) Firming up plans for a 3 week trip to the beach.
OK, now your turn. Tell us what your perfect retirement day would be. Keep your answer as short or long and detailed as you want. Give us a glimpse of your idea of perfection.