In my mind I never saw myself 64 and living on a fixed income. The old budget isn’t what it used to be. Things have happened outside of my control, like accidents, surgery, and being in a wheelchair for almost two years. Being out of work and using retirement savings to live.
“Old age is not for the weak of heart!”
So today I work part time. The changes are a challenge but I use the word COPE:
C – can do – do what you can
O – often take time to breathe
P – place one foot in front of the other and keep going
E – every road has turns, you can always change your mind.
Faith in what you have done in the past and a good sense of humor goes a long way. Believe in yourself. Appreciate simplicity your life. For me that includes my dog, who gets me out each day, and also provides me with unconditional love I need in my life. Be ready to dream new dreams, because the one thing we can count on is change.
So we change, live and find happiness.
– Liza Davis