I am close to retirement age and I’m having a bit of a crisis about it. I don’t know what my life will be like without a purpose, without a reason to wake up every morning. I don’t love my job, but I definitely don’t hate it, and I’m going to find it very hard not to do it every day next year when I retire. My husband has been telling me that I need to get a hobby for when I retire. I just don’t know what that hobby would be.
I mentioned it to my daughter over coffee the other day when she came over to visit, and she suggested that maybe I could get into making earrings. Melbourne has a ‘popping’ art scene according to my daughter, and apparently, if I practised enough I could get really good at it and start selling them at markets. I’m not sure about that, but the idea of getting creative in my (too many) hours of spare time sounds like it could be fun. My daughter even said that when she gives me a granddaughter, I can pass the earrings down to her. I like the sound of that.
I’m going to go to the local market on Saturday morning and see if I am inspired. I’m also not sure about what type of earrings are popular these days, so that’s something that I need to check out if I decide to actually start up a business. I wonder if young girls still wear cross earrings, or if they were only popular when my daughter was young. Fashion changes so quickly and it’s never been something that I’ve cared to keep up with, but maybe I’ll keep up with it when I have more spare time than I ever knew was possible.
I’ll let you all know how my trip to the market goes.