The First Step

blog quote small2It’s OFFICIAL! After many, many months of soul-searching, my retirement was announced this morning and my replacement named.

27 years ago this April, with my kids out of diapers and all safely enrolled in school, I rejoined the workforce and  began what would become a very fulfilling career with then, HomeLand Realty, now United Real Estate Solutions. It has been a wild ride, taking me in nearly every direction real estate can take you at one point or another. It has constantly evolved and reinvented itself and has been a fabulous learning experience. I have met so many fantastic people over the years, many of whom have become lifetime friends. Now, effective on my birthday, June 20, I will leave the comfort of what I know and do best to investigate other options that may exist..

Years ago, when people reached a certain age, they were just expected to retire. It was an end. It was giving in to the idea that they were too old to be a contributing factor in the workplace and, sometimes, even in life in general.

But that is NOT the case. Retirement is a BEGINNING, and an opportunity to move forward and discover new directions in life. My favorite Martin Luther King quotation says that “Faith is taking the first step, even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” That is where I am today. I have taken that first step and really have no idea where the climb will lead. But I am really excited to find out. It’s OUT OF THE FRYING PAN … and into?????

This blog is my first venture in that new direction. I hope to explore the reinvention of retirement and to connect with many who have or are in the process of doing the same. I look forward to hearing other’s retirement reinvention stories and to sharing them with all of you. There is a big wide world of opportunity out there and this “senior” is about to finally join my husband in exploring the options. Hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Later.

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6 thoughts on “The First Step

  1. Congratulations! Welcome to Viena. Enjoy.

    Slow down you crazy child
    You’re so ambitious for a juvenile
    But then if you’re so smart tell me,
    Why are you still so afraid?

    Where’s the fire, what’s the hurry about?
    You better cool it off before you burn it out
    You got so much to do and only
    So many hours in a day

    But you know that when the truth is told
    That you can get what you want
    Or you can just get old
    You’re gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
    When will you realize… Vienna waits for you?

    Slow down you’re doing fine
    You can’t be everything you want to be before your time
    Although it’s so romantic on the borderline tonight

    Too bad, but it’s the life you lead
    You’re so ahead of yourself that you forgot what you need
    Though you can see when you’re wrong
    You know you can’t always see when you’re right

    You got your passion, you got your pride
    But don’t you know that only fools are satisfied?
    Dream on, but don’t imagine they’ll all come true
    When will you realize… Vienna waits for you?

    Slow down you crazy child
    Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while
    It’s alright, you can afford to lose a day or two
    When will you realize… Vienna waits for you?

    And you know that when the truth is told
    That you can get what you want or you can just get old
    You’re gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
    Why don’t you realize… Vienna waits for you?

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