We’re all getting older, and earning a living is what we tend to do. Every week much the same as the rest, often doing things we don’t especially like or dislike, month after month, year after year… and suddenly we’re old, tired, ready to retire, and wondering why “life” was something that happened to someone else.
With the recession, some of us will be forced to spend months at home, living off our savings. Some of the time will be spent looking for work, but that’s often only a small part of it. But … what could we do?
I’ve been wondering about this myself. Is there any way one could simply go off for six months, or a year, and work in some scholarly environment in Rome, or the US, or somewhere, doing something completely different, mixing with people — which in my case is something that normally happens infrequently — perhaps doing some teaching, or whatever?
Surely it should be possible, particularly if we pay our own way and don’t ask for much money?
Does anyone have any ideas? What could be done?