Time to retire????

Should I retire in two years…when I  am 65??  I am wrestling with this decision.

If I “retire”, what will I do with my extra time?

My wife says I should volunteer, but I can’t speak!   Who would hire me?  I could volunteer to join a group of people, ….but I still can’t imagine what I would do.

Would you hire me?  Would you have me volunteer to grow you sales organization?  I am guessing no. If you don’t have enough funds to invest in you sales team (and the most profitable group in your company), I am guessing you don’t need a volunteer , who can’t speak…. lead you sales team.

Let’s look at some alternatives

  • If I retire now (with all the speeches being cancelled), I could be an expert in the Corona Virus.  People love experts in this!
  • Maybe I could walk your dog?  I could charge so much per minute.  Of course I can’t clean up (only one arm) so I can just walk dogs who won’t relieve themselves.  This cuts my dog walking by a slight percent (like 100%!)
  • I could play pickle ball. This is something I still want to do, but how often could I play?
  • People have said I could watch their kids.  I get tired of kids after 5 minutes.  If they have that timeframe, I am good to go.
  • I could wait 2 years to retire, and I could do stuff for senior citizens. This is the best idea I can think of!  I could bring back purpose to my life and I could pick the people that I work with….since I am a volunteer.

Looking at my alternatives, the last one has some merit.  My year is in flux, so this my be sooner than I plan.  OK, now I am excited.

I can offer my speaking for another 2 years, and then be done.  Off to the new adventure;  I can’t wait…only 2 more years!