If we prepare well and have a little luck, most of us will one day retire. What that retirement will look like is up to our individual passions, plans and how we choose to spend our hard-earned free time. Although we may differ in specifics, all of us want to enjoy and make the most of our second act. The difficult part is getting there. Unfortunately, none of us are guaranteed our time in the sun. The good news is that many before us have successfully navigated the journey. It can be done. Consider all the saving and scrimping, planning and stress as the dues we must pay upfront. But once we make it (finally), there is much to look forward to.