Retirement used to be something viewed as a final phase in life. I see it as a new beginning. I have been spending most of my first year of retirement in contemplation, meditation, reflection, along with doing what I want, when I want and getting excited about all the possibilities. I am also in pursuit of a new and improved purpose, one based on my life’s past experiences, together with the wisdom I’ve gathered along my journey so far. I look forward to each and every day in this wonderful new beginning of feeling and being totally liberated.