Most of you know I love the mountains.
Did you know that I hate....and I mean truly hate, being cold?
I keep my house so warm that most of my friends compare it to sitting in a sauna and come over in the dead of winter in shorts!
Yet, I love to ski.....it feeds my soul and brings me joy like no other activity. There's just something so exciting about flying down the hill on a beautiful sunny day.
But, last week Mother Nature truly tested my love affair with skiing when the temperatures in Frisco, CO. where I'm staying hit minus 40 WITHOUT the chill factor.
I couldn't believe it! I've skied for over 42 years and have never experienced such bitter cold. Usually, on the slopes I look as fat as the Pillsbury Dough Boy because I wear a ski suit 2 sizes too big with 6 layers of clothing and that's when it's 15 to 20 degrees outside.
So, there was no way I could hit the slopes last week. Even if I wore everything I owned, I would not have stayed warm.
Yet, I still feel passionate about skiing and can't wait to hit the slopes later this week when the temperature gets above 10 and there's fresh powder carpeting the mountain.
What's that got to do with you and retirement?
Well, what are you passionate about?
What makes your soul sing?
If you don't know.....then start looking now, because being passionate about something will make you feel years younger than your chronological age!!