Okay so my last post about being adrift got some serious attention from friends and family. As I see it, my situation is not unlike riding a bike tour. If I think about the entire retirement thing, I become overwhelmed. The solution is to start doing things. It doesn’t matter what they are just get at it.
So here’s a list of things I did today:
- Woke up before sunrise and rode Big Nellie to DC
- Hang out with the gang at Friday Coffee Club
- Ride home. Stop in the park to read the sports section of the paper and meditate
- Eat lunch
- Read the rest of the paper and my book on the deck
- Order Neil and Liam Finn CD (released today) and some old Brandi Carlile CDs.
- Order new bike light from REI
- Watch Nats game on TV
So for the next several weeks I have a menu of stuff to choose from
- Listen to Hamilton twice
- See Hamilton in DC
- Brunch with my grad school peeps
- See some Nats games live (with my daughter!) and on TV
- Do the 50 States Ride
- Do the Boundary Stones Ride
- Waterproof the underside of my shed (the floor gets wet when it rains)
- See Juliet, Naked; a new movie based on the Nick Hornby novel
- Re-read the novel
- Ride the Whites Ferry loop (100-miles)
- Ride the High Bridge Trail
- Go to Friday Coffee Club and #bikedc happy hours
- Pick up and drop off family members at IAD and BWI
- Get vital records from New York State for my application to be placed on the Registry of Foreign Births. (This is the first step of my Irish passport application process.)
- Plan next bike tour. Yeah, I’m already starting to get the itch again.
- Re-establish non-bike activities including weight lifting, meditating, hiking and maybe even skating and swimming
That ought to keep me plenty busy. Or kill me.