Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Time to reflect...

Well, a hectic life has seen this blog neglected but that does mean there has been more time than usual between posts for reflection and this time the thoughts have come around to pondering further a major change in life, which perhaps gives many their best opportunities for reflection - retirement!

Any mention of this subject, whether here or in conversation, seems to spark strong reactions on one aspect or another of retirement - and from people of any age group - so I think we shall try to follow some related themes, as particularly related to the expat.

Only last week, a mention of expats in retirement turned the conversation to the vivid image of the enclave of "lotus eaters" in a steamy climate, where everyone has little to do but play bridge - and the gin comes out by 11 am! Not an unreasonable way of life do I hear you say? Some are probably able to do that and survive it but perhaps we also need to consider those people leading a more active retirement and what matters to them...

4 comments:

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

My hubby retired early and does work a different job now but chooses his own hours and we have a happy existence. We can take off whenever we want. :D

Enjoy your adventure!!!

JJ

Susanne in Key West said...

You are talking about a intersting sunject here. I will be back for checking out more of your writings. Nice to meet you.:-)

Susanne in Key West said...

ooops, sorry....it should be SUBJECT and not sunject...sorry!

Will Pow said...

Many thanks Suzanne - yes, please do revisit any time - you will be very welcome and contributions from expats are particular valuable...