I’ve never reinvented myself in any organized way. My life just happened. I’ve had a happy childhood, a good education, a super-good marriage, outstanding children and a great career.
Retirement is a whole new thing. Letting go of the past and figuring out what to do next has been a challenge. But I think I’ve got it now.
I have begun working with an inner-city charter school that has had great success in getting its graduates into college. I am going to help the juniors and seniors go through the application process.
Next week, I begin courses in a life-long learning program. I will take “Understanding Poetry” because I know nothing about poetry except that I don’t like it. I hope to change that. And I will take a course on China’s transformation in the twenty-first century, something else I know nothing about.
In April, I will begin training to be a volunteer consultant to non-profits, particularly in executive coaching.
Is it too much? Not enough? Just right? I’ll find out.