Tuesday, April 22, 2008


A friend asked me yesterday what I would want to do when I retire. And, since I was procrastinating completing a self assessment, I was happy to give it some deep thought. In general, I think that I could honestly be pretty content with not doing much. I would likely spend my days lounging about, possibly on occasion yelling at the TV and talking about how everyone drives way to fast.

However, since I am a consultant, and therefore I like bulleted lists, here is the list that I came up with:

  • Nothing: If I am very well off I would like to have a house in Hawaii and just hang out
  • Travel: I like to travel and if I can afford it, would love to see the places that I was not able to see when I was able bodied.
  • Realtor: This would be a fun job I would think. I would assume that my wife would also be retired, so I wouldn’t have to worry about the nights/ weekends that have made me shy away from not wanting to do this.
  • New Car Salesman: I have always loved new cars and think that selling them would be a blast if you didn’t have to worry about ‘making the sale’.

Those will be fun. I think that the great thing is that I would pretty easily do each of them with the exception of “nothing in Hawaii”. Although, to quote the movie Office Space: “Well, you don't need a million dollars to do nothing, man. Take a look at my cousin: he's broke, don't do shit.” “F’ing A man, F’ing A.”