We spent the night holding hands and just staring at each other…actually, it was more like clinging to each other. After the initial shock of being laid off, we spent a couple of days in a quiet, fuzzy haze. And THEN we cracked open a bottle of wine…Time to get serious about this.
Initially, of course, it was “whatarewegonnadowhatarewegonnadowhatarewegonnado????” Gulp, breathe. Then the voices just said, “HOLD IT! WE ARE NOT GONNA STARVE TOMORROW!” And then we intentionally made the decision not to act from a position of panic! In the past 30 years, we had made one or two really good decisions – not the least of which was to have an emergency savings in place (but that’s an entirely different post.) My point is that we would be able to make the mortgage at least for a couple of months, providing we did not do anything stupid. So we sat on our patio, drinking wine, and pondering the question…
“Where do we go from here?”
What if you had the chance for a do-over? Would you do the same thing again? Are there things in life that you have always wanted to try, but didn’t have the time/opportunity/guts to just go for it? What would it take to start over – An Encore, so to speak…?
I know there are lots of baby boomers out there who are in the same, or nearly the same situation. Can’t wait to hear about your choices!