Doing What You Love

We’re living longer, and for some, that means working longer, too.

Arthur Winston retired Wednesday from his job as a bus maintenance worker. His retirement came on his 100th birthday. He had worked for public transit for more than 75 years, and quipped that in his newly-found free time, he plans to work as a volunteer, helping old people!

In Detroit, Marty Peters celebrated 60 years on the job with United Parcel Service. At 83, he is one of only three people to make that milestone with the company; one of the other two is the man who founded the company in 1907.

I’m all for doing what you love, and I know it’s healthy for people to stay active into their eighties and beyond.

Part of me hopes that by the time I’m in my 60s or so, I will have found the job that is so perfect for me that I’d want to stay forever. The other part of me is still hoping that I can win a lottery and retire at 40.

Hopefully, what’ll really happen will be something in between. (Although if anyone with some psychic talent knows the next set of Powerball numbers, we need to have a chat.)

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.

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  • My friend Eva, who will be 101 years old in May, worked into her 70s. Her husband eventually made her quit because of migraines. She still lives alone, and takes the bus to the library and the grocery store, walks with a cane or an umbrella, and chats with everyone she meets. I hope if I live that long (which I doubt), I’ll live that well.

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