Many people don’t know what they want to do once they reach retirement. If you’re seriously working towards financial independence and retire early, you should outline what you want to do in retirement before you reach it.
Thinking about the things that will change in early retirement, the things I would like to do more of, the things I would like to skip (except for work obviously), and how I plan to spend my days.
I enjoy traveling a lot, it gives me the same sense of freedom that I’m hoping to accomplish by retiring early.
Being out in nature and hiking through the mountains is something that I enjoy like nothing else. When I’m traveling I always go on multi-day hikes and hike all day every day.
I have always liked to read. When I was a kid, I would go to the library twice per week. I would take the maximum amount of ten books every time that I went. Sometimes I returned the same day to get new books and to hand in the ones that I read.
I would love to get more into the cooking vibe again and make healthy and delicious meals. Now I’m just a very lazy cook, that cooks twice per week and eats those meals the entire week.
I love working out. Okay, let me reframe that. I love how working out makes me feel. Actually going to the gym is one of the hardest things. I will sit on my bed and try to talk myself out of it.
It’s something that I’m working hard for, waking up every day at 6 am. Writing on my blog fulfills me in a way that my day job cannot, that’s why I’m very grateful to have started blogging in the first place.
It’s a great way to relax and to set your mind to something else. It’s not something that I want to do non-stop for days (probably I will in the first few weeks), but it’s something that I would like to spend a little more time on.