I’ve been thinking about Betty White a lot lately. You know, how most people do. Partly, because I think she is delightful. But mostly because, in a roundabout way, she is what inspired me to take a mini-retirement path versus an early retirement (never work again) path.
I want to be more like Betty White. Have you read her Wikipedia page? It’s nuts. Her career spans over 8 decades. 8 decades! 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, 2010’s. I can’t even screenshot all her TV appearances and roles. Plus movies. Plus published books. Plus humanitarian work and awards. Plus writing and producing. Her life’s work, legacy, and impact on an industry read like the movie credits of a Disney animated film. (Have you noticed it takes about 1000 people to make those movies now?)
So why mini-retirements?
I still want to make a significant impact, spanning decades. I want