Yet, many of us in this generation are not willing to rely on the established way of doing things. We have decided to take a stand and enjoy every minute of the time we have left.
For many of us in our 50s and 60s, that means travel the globe, explore new worlds, and live overseas.
For many of us, we are Dreamers and Adventurers. We desire to experience, again, our youthful thrill of discovery.
We may be a bit slower and have a bit more gray hair but we still desire to meet people from all over the world, experience their environments and their lifestyle.
Also, we desire to spend our lives in places with warmer weather, a better quality of life, less crime, more cultural activities, a healthier lifestyle, more natural and less expensive food, and better and less expensive healthcare.
You see those of us in our 50s and 60s, frequently called Baby Boomers, grew-up in an era where you could ‘see the USA in your Chevrolet’ because the price of gasoline was about the same price as a hamburger at the local A&W Root Beer stand. And yes it was a time when gas sold for less than 20 cents a gallon and it was pumped into your car for you by a smiling gas station attendant who also checked the oil level in your engine, made sure there was plenty of air in your tires, and washed your windows.
Our parent grew up with a radio yet we came of age with initially a black and white, and then later, color television with Bonanza coming into our living room every Sunday evening. The console TV/stereo set in our living room, was the most expensive piece of furniture our family owned. While families could afford to buy using cash, not credit, televisions, electric washing machines, and refrigerators, as well as the electricity to power them, many of us think it was a more prosperous time.
We had real friends... who did not need Facebook to ‘Like’ us. We could walk or ride our bike to the homes of our friends no matter how far away they lived. We could pack a lunch and take off on our bicycles for all-day adventures and our parents didn’t worry about our safety.
And we certainly didn’t worry about being able to afford health care—we were kids, after all. But still, health care was affordable and care was personal and first-rate. Doctors even made house calls.
Some think this lifestyle was gone for good but that is not the case. We have ways to recapture the ‘Good Old Days.’ You don’t need to be a huge risk taker to live this type of retirement… a retirement of your dreams in some of the safest, prettiest, most interesting, and intriguing places… many not more than a couple of hours by air from where we now live.
So… how can we have our cake and eat it too? Let me show you how as it is time to retool your career, become an entrepreneur, get self employed, and start a new adventure. We all will be living longer and need the money to not only maintain our lifestyle but start a new adventure.
If you are like-minded, be sure and join me here as it is a way to get back in the game … Passionate Professionals… Rebuilding Careers.
Finally, I want to thank Suzan Haskins of International Living, as she was the source of some of the material mentioned in this post.
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