My name is Debbie.
When I retired several years ago my motto was “Unlock your dreams and explore your new reality.” I found some items with that quote at a local craft store a few months. It spoke to me. Before that my mantra was: “I am ready to retire but not to be retired.”
I like the new quote better. I guess that many of us who prepare for retirement approach it with mixed feelings. I know I certainly have. You see, for most of the last 20 years I loved Monday mornings! I spent many years pursuing a vocation, a mission, a passion. I knew that I was doing what I was meant to do. I was a teacher!
My retirement eventually took me in a direction I had not anticipated. I became an author and met some amazing people in the process of writing my book,
Conversations About Autism: Real-Life Experiences of Struggle, Acceptance, and Hope.
Please check out my website https://conversationsaboutautism.com/ to learn more.