"Andy Rooney was the oldest man on TV. He had no use for retirement. The prospect horrified him. He vowed he would work until he died, and so he did." So starts an essay in the Globe and Mail by Margaret Wente. She goes on to say that "the retirement fantasies we've been peddled are a crock."
Ms Wente makes a good case for keeping involved in work like Rooney did. Just as interesting are the more than 100 comments. Some agree but others point out that some people have menial jobs they hate. For them continuing to work is not meaningful. Health can be a limiting factor too; some aren't capable of continuing to work. Still others point out that you can get involved in volunteering or other meaningful activity without having a job or work.
Many RVers have found that working and volunteering on the road is a way to lead a purposeful life and add to income. And, others choose not to but may be involved with clubs, hobbies like beading or family. RVers are also split between the two camps!
So how about you? What is your vision for your RV retirement? Are you (or did you) waiting for the day you could retire as a huge relief? Is relaxing, golf, TV and other recreation your idea of the perfect way to spend the next 20 to 30 years? Traveling the country? Or do you have a plan for staying involved, whether that be work, volunteering or other pursuits? I'd be interested in hearing from you! Me? I'll be one of the actively involved, writing or some other meaningful and income-producing pursuit! Jaimie Hall Bruzenak