I took up soccer at 50. Basically, I needed to learn the game to be able to coach my son’s team.
Playing on a team and being physical active again has brought several opportunities my way (besides the physical workouts!). One is the ability to meet new people!
Last week we played a tournament and a fellow player joined me for the 90 minute ride to the fields.
During the conversations when I asked him his profession, he at first said “You don’t want to know”, and when I assured him I did he told me about his job as an IRS auditor.
I could hear in his voice that it was pretty much a job for him and asked if he liked it.
As often happens he said it was Ok and afforded he and his family a decent living.
Then came the statement that always make my mind reel. He said “All I have to do is hang in 13 more years and I can retire with a pretty good pension.”
I can’t tell you how often I have heard this, and how much it tears me up to hear it.
In my humble opinion, we only have one life to live and people that ‘hang in’ doing something they are not passionate about just to ‘have a decent living’ drive me crazy!
If we only have one life to live, why in the world would anyone want to make a living instead of living their lives?
You have heard me say over and over again BE who you are – Do what you love and the Universe will make sure you have exactly what you need.
I just hope nothing happens to my friend in the next 13 years to stop that pension!
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It is funny you should post this. I was talking to a friend yesterday and they said almost the same thing. The one thing they did share was that being around our farm and browsing your website has motivated her to start planning for her retirement – for her it is learning how to teach horse riding, building a barn and growing a small business of her own in the equine community. She is very excited about BeDoHave!
I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your newsletters! Are you going to put these onto audio. I commute three hours and day and would love to be able to listen to you on tape!