I keep telling people that I write about retirement in a place out here in the world where the "rubber meets the road." I know about this because I have lived retirement life for almost 15 years. Generally, I will tout all the positive things about retirement...both physically and emotionally. But today I want to talk about retirement disappointment!
Most people that have lived to retirement age are very wise and have learned the hard way about dreams that don't come true. I suppose that is a given. But there are some dreams that seniors seem to have in common. Those are the ones I want to talk about. This is just a reality check of sorts:
All of these things are possible...but be prepared to be realistic and even disappointed. The rules don't change when we are growing old. Flexibility will make this part of your life easier. The dreams don't need to go away. They might just need some modification and revamping!
Note: Be sure to read the Retirement blog by Rude Cactus below. You will see what I mean about retirement dreams when you read the comments!