The first version of this article “Who am I?” posed the question:
“This is one of the interesting challenges of retirement: how to define your role in the world: what exactly do you do? Who are you now?
Before you retired perhaps you had a business card with your name, details; and underneath were written some key words that described your role in the workforce. In retirement would you want to have a card that designated you as “retired”?
If that is your answer then read no further.
On the other hand, you could ponder three questions in retirement:
1. What is your potential: what are you good at, passionate about?
2. What is your goal: what are the desired outcomes to match this potential?
3. Implementation: how will you reach your stated goal?
It gets better. Do all this once, then repeat, experiment, have fun.
Retirement: you won’t know what it is like until you get there.