The more I think about it, the more I'm beginning to feel that retirement is almost like being re-born again. As a child I remember that I always enjoyed hopping on my bike and riding around the neighborhood. I would try different routes and ride further out each time, just because I could. It was the lure of discovery and it was the excitement of the adventure.
In my retirement years I have a laundry list of things I want to do, accomplish and to experience. Who doesn't? But at the top of my list, I really want to recapture that child's sense of freedom, that spirit of wonder and adventure and that love of finding new discoveries.
And it's not always going to be about the big grand adventure that excites me, it's going to also be about the "little" things. One day I was talking to my sister about a recent hike I did. I found myself being excited about telling her that I discovered a new route on the trails? There is real excitement in discovering a new hiking route, reading a cool book, learning a new photography technique and yes even writing a new blog post. :) In this new chapter of my life I want to make sure that I savor each moment, each new discovery and each emotion.
I can't wait for that child to hop right back on that bike again and to ride off to wherever life takes her.
The Dream Lives On . . .