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Things You Wanna Do in Retirement

Walt Disney once said,

“All our dreams can come true,

if we have the courage to pursue them.” 

When I’m old, so old that strangers get out of their cars to help me cross the street, I want to do a lot and a little all at once.

I want to garden. I want to paint. I want to read for hours. I want to bake. I want to journal in hopes of someone else finding it interesting 40 years later. I want to spend time with my family and watch my grandchildren grow, meanwhile giving them hilarious memories for a lifetime.

But there’s something I have long realized: If you don’t do anything of the kind right now, you will probably not do it later either. And tomorrow is never promised so why not start today, now?!

The thing I am doing now, which I have always put off in the past, is painting. Besides writing, I’ve always like to doodle and painting is such a great release for me.

Here are some pictures of my first painting in a long time (progression):

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What are you doing now to make you more happy later?