Betty LamPercussion


Exploring your dreams in retirement is a kind of blessing.

When is the right time to dream? My answer is: after your retirement.   Retirement might mean the end of a regular income, or the lowering curtains of your talent show at workplace. Yet from another perspective, retirement allows one to be truly in charge of his/her time. It is when the pursuit of personal interests and growth start. To be stuck at the status quo or to move forward? It all depends on whether you have the courage and will to take action and start a new life. If you are lucky, like me, to have crossed path with TWGHs E Major Ensemble, your retired life would be even more fruitful. In the ensemble I meet peers who are at the same stage of life as I am; together we move forward and build a new life. The pursuit of dreams is no privilege of the young.   I once heard a famous saying: retirement is a kind of blessing in life. As true as the saying goes, not everyone gets to enjoy such blessing. My mother, for instance, unfortunately passed away at an early age. My father, on the other hand, lived a private, solitude life after he retired. Both did not have the chance to taste the blessed colorful, special retired life. I served in the government's disciplined service for more than half of my life, which putting on my uniform and living a routine life became habitual. As my retirement approached and my children grown into independent adults, I started asking myself in a serious manner: What do I desire most? I was determined to plan for a wonderful retired life and to embrace the blessings that are about to come.