Ah, many dreams yet to be fulfilled! And you have kept those secured for those days after you and the Mrs. retire? The first thing your wife has demanded is of course relocation. And now when you are actually nearing to that phase of life, are you sure about where you would relocate?
This is indeed a matter of concern and you just cant do away with it. Because where you are living in now is very well tuned with your way of living. You have a known periphery and most things are within your reach. Now once you decide to change your habitat, you will have to first make sure about the nitty-gritty of that place. Again your purpose of relocation should be fulfilled.
As for the two of you, it is going back to the lap of nature after a through and through urbane life for the last 30 years. For you the reason might be different but one thing is mandatory that you will have to consider these factors before you hunt for that ideal place you have dreamt of throughout your life.
Make the checklist first
You must be sure of what you want and what you are exactly looking for. Go for the haves in a crystal clear manner and you find that the have-nots are easily resolved. This actually makes it quite determinant about the selection of the location.
What you must find out are the pros and cons of that area. Maybe it is very peaceful and will provide you with a tranquil solitary. But at the same time it is so far from the main city that you can neither access immediate medical facilities nor bank accounts and many other such important things. So should you go for this? If yes then what are the alternatives you have thought of to access these facilities?
Match the differences
Now whenever you are out for a vacation tour in a far-off land, you just take it for granted that this is what you look out for when you retire. But keep in mind that retirement and leisure are not synonymous. Retirement is a stage of your life and vacation is a very, very small period that might come to you in the course of your retirement also.
So first distinguish these two aspects and decide upon the place you want to live in your post retirement days. You are already above sixty and you need more care and concern. If these aspects are not fulfilled even a heaven-like place may turn foul for you.
Social ties and accessibilities
However you may feel prior to retirement that you just want to enjoy the moments alone. But for many people this leads to depression and disease. You start feeling lonely and isolated after a few days of enjoying the isolation you so longed for. What you then look for are solidarity and fellow mates to keep yourself engaged. And once you have relocated in a distant place, you cant change it so easily again. You are helpless and left without any choice.
The Final Note
The area where you want to relocate to be it North or South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, or Arizona – it must fulfill your interests and needs at the same time. Make sure it has plenty of activities to keep you active and keep your brain in top notch shape. Dont take a decision out of impulse and get entrapped in the pitfalls later. Instead give it a solid rethought, also consult with other family members, dont ignore your kids ideas and then go for it.