June 16th, I turned 65. I remember thinking that 2017 was sooo far into the future. Yet, here it is. I still have a part time job as a Personal Care Attendant. I’m collecting Social Security early before the government changes the date of eligibility beyond 67 to 70.
Social Security is only designed to be 40% of your retirement income. Until my official retirement age of 67, I’m only allowed to earn a certain amount before it affects taxes and SS check.
As long as I’m healthy, I have every intention of growing my backyard nursery business over the next two years to the point that it becomes the other 60% of what I need for a comfortable living.
In the meantime, working with my baby plants is satisfying. I feel the connection to the universe. It is spiritual.
The top photo shows my first plant sale in front of my home. The photo above shows where I start my baby plants and let them develop roots. The potted plants are the rooted babies growing up into beautiful plants.
Photos are taken by me.