I feel tonight as though I’m in a sort of forced retirement. Yes, technically I am at the age where I could retire. Typically speaking 65 is the age of retirement. And I am approaching 67 years old. That, in and of itself, is another story. But I wasn’t and haven’t been in any hurry to retire. I enjoy working and I enjoy working at our travel agency. And since we really don’t have anywhere near enough savings to retire, it just wasn’t the time to retire.
Then the pandemic descended upon us and everything closed down. The hospitality industry is shut down. There is nowhere to book any of our clients to go in the near future. We are really looking at 2021 before Americans might start traveling again. And when travel starts back up the pent up desire will be great. We just have to make it to that time when people feel comfortable to travel.
So it is my hope that this retirement is temporary. I like to work and we still need to work. I also want something to look forward to. These last four months of not a whole lot to do Is not that much fun. I stay close to home because I don’t want to come down with the virus and my compromised immune system really needs to be protected.
I am just looking forward to the day when I can go out without having to look over my shoulder so to speak.