Hi Akaisha and Billy,
Boy, I sure needed to see your e-mail and the following statement as I’ve been retired (age 57) for a year now and am feeling quite lost not knowing what to do with my life. This gives me some encouragement! Thanks and enjoy Guatemala.
“We en-Courage you also to embrace change for the dynamic involvement in your life that it requires, and to not be afraid of your future. Do not succumb to looking down but choose to look up and out!”
I’m sorry that you are struggling with what you want to do with your life now that you have retired. This is a very normal time period people go through once they no longer have their calendar filled with their work schedule. It’s a shifting of priorities and a new perspective.
At 57 you are still so very young and vibrant with lots of talents and experience to offer the world. Not to mention that “the world is your oyster” at this point as well.
I don’t know what your personal interests are or even where you might be living now, but there are travel opportunities for women (take a look at our Traveling Singles Page) where you can take painting courses in Italy, go with a group of adventurous women to some exotic locale or stay with women around the world on an itinerary of your own choosing.
If you are looking for personal meaning and substance, doing some volunteering is always a good bet.
If you are wondering how you could travel and afford it, try our Travel Housing Options Page. That’s a comfortable and exciting way to open up your horizons.
No matter where you find yourself, if you have the choice to take the leap of faith or not to, take the leap!
Let us know if we can help in any way.
Wishing you all the best!
Akaisha and Billy