As painful as it to admit, I am 47 and will be 48 before the year is out. My youngest daughter just started high school. My wife and I are starting to have the big conversation: What comes next? Sure, we still have to work for a while, but it won’t be long before we must (or should) decide what to do in the years left to us. (Hopefully there will be many.)
A couple disconnects we already know of: I am more keen on getting into a warmer climate and less keen on having a home that requires upkeep. She is fine with Cleveland winters (for the most part) and wants at least a small piece of land to do some gardening. We have a lot to talk about.
All this is a lead-in to my review of the new book How Do I Get There From Here? by George H. Schofield. It’s sort of a What Color is Your Parachute? for the 50+ set, asking you to take stock of where you are in life, where you’d like to be as work responsibilities wind down (or not), and how to get there.