Fifteen months ago, I retired from a career I loved. I had expected a period of “adjustment” and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I had a lot of trouble with not rushing off to work every morning. But after a bit of trial and error, I found a good balance of activities.
This fall, things got even better. I discovered that there is a whole new world of learning to explore in retirement. I’m listening to music in a new way because of an undergraduate course I audited. With fellow retirees, I studied Rembrandt’s drawings in a six-week course and spent twelve weeks exploring the many facets of Thomas Jefferson with a teacher whose love of all-things-Jeffersonian was contagious. And I am watching the “digitization” of our world from a new perspective, thanks to a six-week course examining the effects of technology on our lives.
In retirement courses there are no pre-requisites The homework is manageable and there are no grades.
What’s not to love?