You may have heard me say that none of us are meant for a 25-30 year continuous vacation. We still need engagement and to feel we are relevant and have purpose.
With the morphing of traditional retirement, one development along these lines is "retirees" transitioning back and forth between work and leisure. Sometimes the work is paid, sometimes not, sometimes there's a bit of both. Dane Peters calls it "consulteering."
The point is these retirees still have valuable skills and knowledge to offer and they are finding creative ways to put that to good use. How about you? Even if you don't perform brain surgery, run a business, or teach college, I bet you have wisdom and capabilities that you can share for the benefit of others--and for your own well being.
Back in May, the New York Times ran a great article on this -- Work a Little, Play a Little: A New Retirement Strategy.
Check it out and let me know what you think. If you're already "retired" and consulteering, I'd love to hear about what you're doing.