One constant you can always count on in life is that time will continue to move you forward. Throughout the years, you will experience ups and downs, but it's important to remember in those more difficult moments that nothing lasts forever.
As you transition into your older years and retirement living, you may have new life experiences - some of which may be exciting while others may be scary. Whether you're moving into an assisted living center, looking for new ways to fill your time as part of retirement living or dealing with a loss, it's important to persevere because soon enough you'll be on to the next life adventure.
As the poet Robert Frost said, "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
It's natural to be unsure or frightened of the unknown and changes that may be occurring in your life. Most people become comfortable with what they know, be it a location, feeling or even a job. But in order to continue to grow, you must embrace every occurrence and learn something from it, keeping in mind that you will come through the other side a more well-rounded person for it.
This transition doesn't have to be a negative or scary one. As Frost pointed out, life will go on once you decide to retire or move, and this will open you up to new life experiences. Perhaps in retirement, you can begin to live a more active lifestyle, or you might find a new passion for painting, volunteering or playing the piano. Give yourself permission to go with the flow and enjoy the ride. You never know - you just might be surprised!