Rethinking retirement - response by Andrea

We don’t seem to discuss retirement much with others. How much do you think about your own retirement? What do you think about? And what do you avoid thinking about?

I don’t usuale think of my retirement because it’s something far away for me

How about work, hobbies, family life, leisure, pleasure… Which activities from your present life would you like to keep doing? Which things would you like to never do again?

I would like to travel more often.

Great, now that you’ve chosen what stays and what to leave behind - start to imagine your future self. The ‘dream you’. How do you get there? Which new skills and what knowledge do you want to acquire?

I would like to learn one more language and be able to get to know more places and cultures in depth.

Imagine your housing situation and the people around you (or their absence). Who are you surrounded by in your retirement?
Where and how would you like to live?

I would like to live in a healthier environment than the one I live right now. Breath fresh air and live a healthy Life. I could think of living also with other people. I would not like to live alone in a future.

If you know people who have retired, was there something to learn from their experience and approach? Could you share their impressions?

Some people i know are happier when retires because they had the chance to fullfill their dreams.

How do you imagine sustaining yourself financially? Maybe you have a plan, a tip, or an idea, that you would like to share?

I would support myself with my savings from my previous working Life.

name: Andrea
age: 53

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hey @andrea_23 - welcome to the community and our research space!

Did you maybe fill in the questionnaire somewhere in LJubljana?

I’d be super curious to get to know about you a bit more - do you already know where would you like to move in the future? Is there a place you think of as an ideal one, and who would be the people living with you, since you don’t imagine yourself living alone?

Do you think you will be able to save enough to support yourself? And when, at what age, would you like to retire? Do little work, or none at all?

Thank you so much for your contribution!