Most of the definitions of retirement are more pegged on a loss, withdrawal or retreat from a job or occupation. I, however, ascribe to the thought that retirement for me should mean a time of new achievements, more growth, and also a whole new set of happiness than I already know. Working on the premise that just as many things in life, retirement is what one makes out of it. However, now that I have retired the strength that I had and the plans I was making I am finding myself in a whole new zone of confusion and disarray. The lack of a routine to follow, things to do or expectations to meet are hard to get to terms.
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Retirement can a phase that includes a whole process and not just a mere event in a person’s life. It therefore, requires planning and also adjustment. It is a stage in life that can last several years and hence planning for it is of great importance to be equipped and ready to deal with it.
AARP. (2015). Work and retirement. Retrieved on February 18, 2015 from