I’ve been thinking about this living in quarantine a couple of different ways and the latest incarnation is as a preview to retirement.
I always wonder what I’ll do when I finally am able to retire. I know myself and probably many others would like to travel but if we’re being realistic you’ll most likely still spend more time at home than you will travelling.
I have lots of things I want to do such as paint, play music, read, cook, etc. But I wonder if that would be enough to fill out my days and leave me with enough sense of fulfillment.
While I’m still working, albeit it from home, this is not a bad preview. I am both keeping myself occupied and not keeping as much done as I would like. I would imagine without a job I would have more free time to find a harmonious balance.
So if you happen to be sitting at home going a bit cabin fever-ish during all of this try thinking about what you want your later years to look like. What are you interested in? What did you always want to learn how to do? The work you put in now will pay off.