This sounds very defeatist, I know, but it isn’t. It’s just uncertain. And certain, in a way. I’m certain, now, that my planning horizon is limited. I know I can’t plan for major moves over major purchases – no bank will give me a bond when I don’t enough life left in which to pay it off. Not even a loan to fund studies is an option. So what now? What do I plan for? The landscape is new, and filled with unknowns and uncertainty.
What I do know is that I still have energy and enthusiasm. I know I want to use what I know and what I’m still learning to make a difference.
I recently subscribed to a daily newsletter for over-60s; it’s called Sixty and Me. I receive wonderful tips on make-up, travel, yoga, style, diets, fighting loneliness and managing retirement income – as if over-60 is a time of stepping out of the world of learning and work. Surely not?
Well, I’m two years into my 60s, as I said, and it’s my birthday this month. That’s my short-term goal right now then – to have compiled a meaningful set of life goals by the time I turn 62.
I’ll share my goals with you once I’m done, of course. I’d love to hear your thoughts too.