Friday, 16 July 2010
Thought for the Day: Never Going to Retire?
When doing my job, I often meet people who defy the stereotype of old age, going on to do things that might be considered a bit wild at a time of life when they should be getting a weekly purple rinse and knitting blanket squares for England. Surprising numbers still work and this has been a factor in helping me formulate new ideas what I'm going to do in old age. Many of my NHS colleagues are planning to retire at 55 but I'm not so sure. After all work is good for you and I get some satisfaction out of being financially productive.
So I'm beginning to build a portfolio of skills that will enable me to work into old age. Perhaps, I won't be assessing people's memories or dishing out mobility equipment for ever. I'm hoping that jewellery making might provide a bit of an income well into the future and maybe one day the writing practice that I get from writing a blog might help me sell some work. And who knows what other money making schemes that I will come up with which are so enjoyable that I never have to retire.