Several years ago (have I really been blogging that long?) I posted on Tim Berry's un-retirement. Here is the main section of that post:
"I recently traded emails with well-known business planning expert and blogger Tim Berry. I was curious how he found the time to do so much work. His answer was he was retired.
This came as quite a surprise to me since from the outside it looks like he runs a media empire. Tim has multiple blogs, a consulting practice and a software company. He actively participates in webinars, writes books, speaks at conferences, writes for traditional media, etc.,etc., etc.
While Tim may not be the typical baby boomer, he is a great example of our generation's approach to retirement. Tim and others like him are why we are - somewhat obviously I think - forecasting that retiring boomers Will start and work in small businesses in growing numbers."
Tim has written a follow-up article on his un-retirement - How to Rewrite Your Job Instead of Retiring - over at Small Business Trends. It is interesting to see his perspective after 3 years. He is very enthusiastic about his retirement because he found something he loves doing. Key quote:
"For me it was writing, blogging, speaking, etc. This blog posts, several blogs … in fact since I named the new CEO in April of 2007 I’ve done slightly more than 2,000 blog posts, and three books. And speaking, and teaching."
I think all boomers should read Tim's article as part of their retirement planning.