My husband and I recently flew to Tahiti for a bucket-list vacation we have been anticipating for quite some time. While it took us close to two days to get there, it was totally worth the trip. We took a ferry to the beautiful island of Moorea, where we relaxed all week. We slept in every morning, enjoyed delicious buffet breakfasts, spent our days sunning ourselves and reading or taking naps. One afternoon we went into town to do some souvenir shopping, but other than that, we spent the time enjoying each other’s company and the natural beauty of the island.
What was great about this vacation was that we didn’t have to think about work. We could focus on our own plans for the day, we could come and go as we pleased, and had no deadlines to meet. It was glorious! Of course, the time in Moorea came to an end all too soon, but it was lovely while it lasted.
As I consider what life will be like in retirement, I expect that we will continue to enjoy vacations of some description. But I still want to be involved in some kind of meaningful work, whether paid or volunteer. A vacation like this one was special because we don’t do this all the time.
How will you will spend your time in retirement?