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January 01, 2019


Deb Romano

I don’t make resolutions or goals or plans at the beginning of any new year. As situations crop up in my life, good or bad, I try to find ways to make them work. In March of 2017 I decided that I would most likely retire in May of 2018. I spent the next few months trying to figure out how much money I would need in retirement to pay the bills, etc, and worked on saving more out of each paycheck. Before long, I knew that I would definitely retire in May 2018, and then worked on all the paperwork, etc. In a way, I suppose this does qualify as planning. And I did plan out how I would spend my time in retirement, and everything has worked out nicely (taking classes, volunteering).

I don’t know what I’m going to do in 2019, besides continuing to do the things that are working for me. I’ll try to be open to making changes if it becomes necessary.


I should set goals and ways to achieve them. But instead I just wing it and let life happen. Then again, if I'd set goals, I might not have been flexible enough to jump into some of the things I enjoy now because they wouldn't have been in my plans.

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