Earlier this April, my friend retired full-time to an Adirondack lake shaped like a large starfish. She wrote to say that ice-out was last Friday, and that she was having quite a time adjusting to her retirement.
“Retirement? Having a hard time adjusting? What could be so hard?” I found myself thinking. Unplug the alarm clock. When you wake up, relax and savor the sounds of an Adirondack by-the-lake morning. Listen to the wind in the pines. Hear the creaking and groaning of the ice, replaced by soft spring waters and an endless sunrise. What’s not to like?
At mid-career, moving frantically through my business each week, an Adirondack retirement like my friend’s is a treasure. Our lives are so busy, why not a permanent unwind?