Cowboy Approach to Retirement

“The first time I saw the Grand Canyon, one of the things that intrigued me was whether anyone had ever gone over the edge before they realized it was there. You can’t see it until you are on top of it if you are coming out of the pine forest. On horseback and going fast, a cowboy or desperado might have found himself in a free fall before he knew what was happening.

Retirement is a lot like that. For the most part, we come roaring up to it at top career speed and pitch headlong into a world much different that the one we were in seconds ago without realizing the magnitude of the change.”
From Super-Charged Retirement by Mary Lloyd

Has anyone had this experience? I invite your comments.

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