When I retire I want to live in a peaceful cottage in the countryside. My dogs will provide me with company and my family will visit whenever they want. I will go on country walks and spend my time leisurely doing whatever I want. This house will represent what I have achieved with all my years of being a single mother and working a busy, full time job. Looking to the future is what we do most of our lives. It is what motivates us and keeps us going even when we want to give up. Having a dream, no matter how old you are will always be a tonic for mental wellbeing. For many people, their dream of a peaceful and happy retirement is just a dream. More people are having to work long into their old age and many do not get to have that little prize after a lifetime of work.