Retirement is something to look forward to for those who have made good choices and experienced a reasonable amount of good fortune. If you are still in good health and you will be financially independent, you have an opportunity to pursue the things that you have always wanted to do. It is a shame that we must wait so long to do what we like; there is nothing to be done about that. But even in our later years, there are many exciting and fulfilling things to do. If you are looking to round off a successful life, here are a few things to dream about.
- Yachting: Few things signal financial success than owning a yacht. A yacht can be the ultimate retirement investment. It is a vehicle to take to some of the most exotic places on earth, while at the same time it is a facility to entertain and visit with family and friends. And if you have a yacht, you will be sure to have friends. Not many people can afford to buy a luxury yacht, it is a very exclusive club, but those who do can bring a lot of joy to others and spend their golden years in a full-time luxury environment.
- Volunteer: After spending your life worrying about your own needs, it can be cathartic to spend your energy helping others. Many places would appreciate some free help. You can teach or help to feed people. You can join an organisation that supports the poor in other nations, and if you are religious, perhaps it is time to go on a mission, especially if it has always been on your heart to do so. Here are a few countries that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
- Start a Foundation: If you intend to do some earthly good with your fortune, starting a foundation is one of the best ways to help make that happen. A charity foundation will shelter your money from some taxation, and then you can use it towards charities and causes that are close to your heart. Or, if you are like some, you can use it to pursue political purposes. It’s up to you, but doing genuine good in this world is rare, and those who succeed are admired more than those who just want to have things their way.
- Get Creative: If you don’t have to go to work anymore, you will have plenty of time to pursue artistic goals. You might want to pursue painting or photography, or perhaps you have a book or two in you; retirement is the time to let your energy flow into beautiful things.
Whatever you choose to do, you should try to stay positive and to keep your mind busy. You may go through a period of adjustment where you begin to miss having a routine and a role to play; that is why it is important to reinvent yourself into the person you always wanted to be. You may not have done everything right while you were younger. But with wisdom, you can make better choices and finish like a champion.