Not having 100 things to do

One of the big opportunities that retirement has presented for me is being able to give my attention to only 1 or 2 things at a time. During my career, there was always “so much to do – so little time”. Rush, rush, rush!

I understood that retirement is the time to simplify my life, but I took that to be about selling the second car, reducing the clutter in the house, eating simple, wholesome foods.  It didn’t occur to me that it also meant being able to choose where I gave my attention – and to do it well! Not having to cut corners to meet a deadline, or fudge it to get it in under budget.

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