“Retire from work, but not from life.” ~MK Soni
Why Purpose in Retirement Matters
For many of us, there was always a reason to get out of bed. Whether that reason was work or getting the kids to school, when that ends, many forget to plan the what’s next! A lot of retirees think retirement will be one long vacation, and, for some, it is. But, for many others, retirement is a struggle to maintain interest and vitality. Lose a sense of purpose like working, and life seems, well, purposeless. That’s because losing a job even when by choice can create a hole in your sense of purpose and self worth. For most of us, what we have done to earn a living is what defined us. For this reason, many retirees struggle to figure out how to validate who they are without linking it to a job. And though it can be hard to figure out who you are without the trappings of a career, but it can be done.