Have you ever thought about retirement?
H and I have. In fact we did very early in our marriage when we had to shelve plans to move to Palawan and raise a family. We thought them "Okay, we'll retire here."
Years after though and our kids are now both in high school. I am thinking twice about it. (Don't tell H. ) I am thinking about how I am gonna miss the kids and how I would want to see my grand kids often, that I do not want to manage a big house anymore (and deal with the helps), that I want to continue trying out new restaurant and eating cake and coffee...I can't do all these in Palawan.
With all these thoughts in my head I am beginning to admire those who leave it all behind and not just close a chapter but actually started writing a new book in retirement. I know a lot who have gone into farming, livestock and the like and move to remote, open places. We visited a beautiful retirement home and farm house in Davao last month. The place was simply a welcome reprieve from a Manila city rat like me.
I wish I could pick a spot and sleep. Inside though it was the yummy spread that was such a pleasant surprise.
This is what we all
love about Davao!
Our group just had a very easy, relaxing afternoon with the kind and gracious hosts.
There was even a little putting green for the golfers.
How nice to wake up to the sight of these tall coconut trees and the clear blue sky!
(Sigh!) BUT I still want my grand kids, the cafe and cake and coffee......Too early a worry for someone in her thirties like me......