The New RetirementDecember 3rd, 2013
Over a catchup dinner, my friend said, “it sure doesn’t feel like retirement.”
Her career on the corporate ladder peaked two jobs ago, and after the last layoff, at 65, she could have called it a day. But her reputation in the field, and her desire to work in that field, led to offers of part-time/per-project work, and what was a forced retirement is now, two-years later, a 60-70+ hour-a-week schedule, encompassing a bunch of unrelated jobs that range from leading management workshops to running a small theatre.
She’s retired as an employee, but she works full time at being self-employed.
An independent contractor. Maybe even entrepreneurial.
She’s energized, putting away money, and, as she put it, she’s “having a ball”
Boomers are re-defining retirement as we get to it.