I invite you to come along with me on a journey of a lifetime - your life, that is. It is an important journey that everyone will take, so pay attention along the way, ask questions, make wise choices, speak your own truth, keep an open mind, and most of all, enjoy the trip.
I believe now is the time to make conscious choices about what route you want to take. When you consider that the ultimate destination of life's journey is the cemetery, I recommend that you enjoy every day of this trip that life has to offer you.
Jeanne C. Hoff is passionate about end-of-life planning. She has an Associates' Degree and years of experience working in business, finance, and the law. She was a paralegal, business founder/owner/operator, and a cemetery sales counselor.
Jeanne is uniquely qualified to write her first book because of her cross-over experience in each of the five areas of end-of-life planning. Between Now and Then: A Common Sense End-of-Life Planning Guide for Baby Boomers (and the rest of us). In it, she generously shares her knowledge with readers as they make life choices between now and then. Readers will find guidance and comfort from her easy-to-understand tips, ideas and suggestions,
This journey between now and then is one of both time and distance. It requires some preparation on your part - as does any journey - but the rewards will be worth it. It also requires that you begin to think about what you will do with the rest of your life and then take steps to make those things happen. It is especially important that such plans are made while you are still young and healthy enough to be in charge of your own life, because there may come a day when you are no longer in charge of your personal choices. That being said, it puts some degree of urgency on the choices you make right now.
I urge you to fill your "Bucket List" with everything you want to do, establish priorities for each, and then begin working through your list. If you are fortunate, you will live a long, healthy, vibrant life, and can benefit from having a guide, a map, some planning tips, and some suggestions to smooth your path and give you some comfort for your journey between now and then. After all, it could be a journey of 20 or 30 years. When you hit a bump in the road, remember that there are always detours that you can choose to take to help you reach your destination.
Jeanne and her husband, Bill, and their two cats, live near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.