Located in Historic Wilmington, NC Our Office Feels Like Home Because it Used to be One
Carolina Retirement Planners is located in an elegant historic building in downtown Wilmington. Originally constructed in the 1920s as a personal residence, the building has served as ‘home’ for our offices for over 10 years. Our clients often tell us they find this environment to be more welcoming and relaxing than the customary office building. Take the virtual tour below to see inside!
When our guests and clients visit they are welcomed by our warm staff, a cup of tea or coffee and of course, a friendly nod from our company Mascot, Dogma.
Carolina Retirement Planners
620 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Do you remember when you learned how to dive? Do you remember how you felt when you saw others doing it and you wished, hoped for the day when you would have the courage and agility to take that plunge and know that you’d land gracefully in the water? Do you remember how ungraceful that first attempt was?
I have this vivid memory of learning to dive. We went to this pool every summer during childhood and there were older kids and adults who used to take turns practicing their dives. From my perspective, each of them was better than the last. They would walk slowly up to the edge, look down into the water, bounce once with two feet on the board, then with just one– shooting their knee straight up in the air, then one final time before they raised their arms high over their head, and traveled in a perfect arc, making the most peaceful splash as they landed– arms, then head then torso and lastly feet into the water. I so desperately wanted to be able to do as they did. My dad, was eager to teach when I asked him to show me the secret. But he explained that there was no secret at all. What was needed was precision, an understanding of gravity and physics and, most importantly, courage. He explained that courage was most important, not because it would improve your dive, but because it would empower you to keep going until you perfected it.
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