Retirement

Retirement isn’t a do-over but a start-again or as a fitness guru once put it:  “You can turn back the clock but you can wind it up again.  (NOTE TO Gen-X & Gen-Y readers:  We all once used clocks that didn’t run on batteries or electricity but had to be wound up with a stem or a key.  Sounds primitive but it worked for the first 100+ years of clocks).

So what was “winding up the clock again” for moi?  I wanted to put many years of experience in destination marketing, tourism, organizational leadership, and public speaking into use helping other people and organizations, especially in tourism.

I also wanted time to enjoy life:  Spend time with my family, travel for fun with my wife, travel for fun with our kids, read, listen to the blues, and generally live at a slightly slower pace.  And since leading a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) is a pretty public experience, I thought it would be nice to be just a private citizen again; perhaps express a controversial opinion which heretofore would have been difficult.

So I started by assembling a mind map using a computer application.  I look at it frequently, especially when I start to feel useless or bored (yeah, it can happen) and it gets me going again (there’s that clock-winding metaphor again).  I’ve displayed it here.

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  1. You could definitely see your enthusiasm within the work you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. All the time go after your heart.