The first of Sept. I left the job I had been with for 20 years. Retirement? I'm not ready to retire but I am ready for more time to myself and less work. I think I will call it partial retirement. Now I want to do something different, experience new things and spread my wings so to speak.
To be able to do the things I want to do I will need to work some to earn enough money for my play time. I'm just starting to look and I'm probably chasing unicorns but I enjoy chasing those mythical creatures. I want to find a part time flexible way of earning money and I hope some of you can provide suggestions. Nov., Dec., and Jan. I am open to working full time so I'm guessing I will be able to find something for the busy holiday seasons. One thought is working a Christmas Tree lot. I'm good with working minimum wage jobs and as long as I can do it physically. I'm interested in trying almost anything just for the experience and of course to make some money. I'm sure there are a lot of things I'm not thinking of in the way of earning a few dollars.
For my fun time I'm going to try new things as well. Searching the internet for active fun things older people do I discovered either I'm using the wrong terms or not that many older people are doing things I'm interested in. Either I find the example of the older person doing things that are extreme for me or the activities that are fairly sedentary. I'm looking forward to doing things I haven't had time for until now. Things I intend to do: a lot of motorcycling (single track dirt, dual sport, adventure and street), bicycling, hiking, camping, geocaching, kayaking and discovering new things. I know there are others out there that are still active after 60.
For 2020 I have a number of motorcycle rides planned:
Starting in Feb. with heading south and then east stopping to see a few friends along the way as I make my way to TX. In Texas I will meet-up with a friend to go on to Daytona Beach for bike week: https://officialbikeweek.com/
April will be the beginning of https://www.tourofhonor.com/ and I will participate in this as it is one I can do throughout the riding season.
Sept. will having me following: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/12/26/motorcycle-cannonball-releases-its-2020-route-opens-registration/ I have been at the Grand Finish of the last three Motorcycle Cannonballs and I love seeing all those antique bikes being used for what they were built for.
Those are all street bike rides and when I'm not doing those I will be doing the other types of riding. I have a desire to ride most of the Backroads Discovery Routes.
As you can see I have a lot of plans and ideas and yet I'm looking for more ideas.