This weekend I was watching an obit on Bea Arthur on CBS Sunday Morning. Ms. Arthur launched her career on Broadway and spent 30 years on the stage before getting discovered by Norman Lear for a walk-on role on All in the Family. From there, she played Maude, and a leading role on the Golden Girls. Bea still performed on stage after Golden Girls ended.
One of the quotes in the CBS story really struck me. Bea Arthur admitted why she was still working into her twilight years. She said, “People retire from jobs they hate. I still love my job.”
I never really thought too much about retirement. My family thinks I’m crazy that I’m not better prepared for it. But then I think it’s crazy to work in a job I hate. Thank you Bea Arthur for the many laughs, and your words of wisdom.