Encore: What Will You Do in Retirement?
We challenge our clients to think through what retirement really means to them, and what passions or pursuits will further enhance their enjoyment in their encore phase of life.
Our approach and process help our clients to identify goals or aspirations they may not have had the time to pursue while working. Getting clear about what excites you as you transition into retirement, actively pursuing those passions, and giving back by sharing your knowledge and experiences, can be unbelievably rewarding.
This week we’re highlighting Brian, who uses his talent to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Retirement means different things to different people. It is not uncommon for our recent retirees who have embraced an active retirement filled with the things they love to do, to share strong feelings of fulfillment and a reinvigorated zest for life. Some retirees choose to focus on physical fitness, playing golf or tennis, biking, hiking, dancing or yoga. While others travel to new destinations, or donate their time at a local non-profit.
Brian, one of our long time clients, has taken a unique approach to his retirement by spending his spare time finding wood to reclaim and transform into beautiful works of art. The finished products range from Adirondack chairs (pictured above or click here) to bedside tables to benches and anything in between. Each item is generously sold through donations to his favorite non-profit, Habitat for Humanity. Brian really enjoys the challenge of using only reclaimed materials and doing good for his community.
Johnson Bixby takes a lot of pride in serving our community and giving back too. Last month, Patricia and her boyfriend, Kurt, volunteered on a build site with the same organization, Habitat for Humanity. With our growing team, we continue to find common interests among our clients and staff.
Your retirement is no different than any other time in your life. It has twists and turns, ups and downs, opportunities and days of wonderful quiet. Whatever you choose to do in retirement, enjoy it.
Written By Heidi M. Johnson Bixby, CFP®