What Retirement Taught Me about Social Distancing

Couldn’t help but notice—my early days of retirement and this social distancing thing are alike—same isolation, same sense of aimlessness, same anxiety.

So I learned some things from the first that are helping me with the second. Phrased as advice for others, they are . . .

  1. You are not alone. Reach out to others (can you say “zoom”?).
  2. You may have lost a job; you have not lost your calling, your purpose.
  3. Be careful what you read (watch). Fear is contagious. So is hope.
  4. Money is not your greatest asset. Hope is. Hope will find the assets you need to move forward.
  5. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others.
  6. Make having fun a priority. “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”
  7. There will be life after all this. Don’t stop believing. Don’t stop dreaming.

One thought on “What Retirement Taught Me about Social Distancing

  1. Right on. Retirement should be about engaging life long interests. Not sitting around. Nobody scan entertain themselves sitting on their derrière

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