“Who and What is Ready Set Retire?”
Are you newly retired? Is retirement not what you expected Is your retirement plan non existent? Have you outgrown your retirement plan? Do you feel as if your identity is lost in the word “RETIRED”
Then Ready Set Retire is where you should be!
It’s Your Retirement……….Own It!
Greetings I’m Vicki and I am the “Who” of Ready Set Retire!
I live on a houseboat with my husband and I would describe myself as having a very low boredom threshold! I love writing and any activity that involves water. My retirement proved to be a challenge that I wasn’t expecting and Ready Set Retire is the direct result of that challenge. You can find out more about me here. Autobiography of a Baby Boomer
“WHAT” IS READY SET RETIRE?
The first inkling I had that retirement was going to rock my boat was when I stumbled over answering a simple question. “What do you do?
My answer was I was a retired teacher and nurse! Why was I defining my current status by what I used to do! How do you reply? Be honest!
Why do we define our retirement by our life before we retired?
In trying to come to terms with myself and retirement I realised that there was a lot more to retiring then financial planning. Ready Set Retire is my answer!
Knowing about me is a good place to start but how does this help you? Ready Set Retire is obviously all about retirement but there is a purpose behind all the posts and images. With retirement covering such a wide focus I spent some time in thinking about what I wanted to achieve. It all came down to two, simple goals
1. To provide information, motivation and support for those who have moved away from paid employment
I want to share how I am making my retirement work for me. It has been a long and steep learning curve and I have made mistakes (I will be sharing those as well!) but retirement is a challenge for so many reasons. I realised very early that the best retirement plan has to be more than a financial retirement plan. Check out my Retirement Plan post for a good starting place and my Plan A to read how my plan self imploded before I even got to retire!To achieve that we have to know ALL the options out there! This became goal number one.
2. To provide a platform where we can expand our ideas, explore new possibilities and be open to new opportunities.
This goal is one that is not in my hands to achieve! I started this retirement blog with the hope that it would become a two way process. One where my readers would share their experiences and we would learn together. I have a band of Roving Reporters who are already sharpening their pencils or charging their laptops, to get us underway. Please join in and leave a comment below