Yvonne, Age 65
First, thank you for starting this blog! It is a great service to we women at or approaching our 8th decade.
I am a clinical psychologist like Ellen. I feel very blessed to have had such a long and rewarding career. I discovered this blog while looking through a file where I had saved interesting articles about retirement. I had saved the January 2014 Monitor on Psychology where Ellen was interviewed. I wasn’t ready to plan a retirement back then but now that my “miracle baby” has graduated high school and will be off to university and his big adventure soon, I feel freer to think of my own future.
I am planning to retire in 2 years. I am lucky to live in a university town where there is an OLLI (OSher lifelong Leaning Institute). I love to learn so I will be active in that. I look forward to cooking meals my son would not be interested in! I look forward to just having some more free time to spend with friends. I will continue my work for political candidates I support and other volunteer work. Not very ambitious plans, I must say, but I look forward to NOT being ambitious. At least for a while . . .