My original Autumn Action Plan (post link) was aligned to my current retirement lifestyle vision and recognized a long visit at our Florida beach cottage. It did not, however, recognize that we were going to buy a new home in Florida! That shift in direction (post link) has really created a mind-space traffic jam in my … Continue reading An Autumn Reset?
While I have sometimes called my Seasonal Plans a “bucket list”, they are in reality 3-month action plans. I do have a more traditional bucket list, the things-to-do-before-I-die kind-of-list. There are some things that have been on that list for years. And I’m starting to think I should drop some of them from the list. … Continue reading Updating the Bucket List
You might have noticed I’ve been absent from the blogging world for a couple of weeks. We explored and are making a significant shift in our retirement lifestyle. I had always said we would eventually relocate to Florida. I was thinking in the 8-10 year range. That was a long time in the future. I … Continue reading A Shift in Location
Fellow blogger Kathy Gottberg’s book Positive Aging (Amazon link here) is a wonderful reiteration of the importance of being positive about aging via a combination of research background and some practical how-to’s. If you read her wonderful blog (link here), you'll be familiar with many of these concepts, but reiteration is helpful, especially for a formally … Continue reading Book Review – Positive Aging
Retirement for me is an intentional way of living, aligning my lifestyle choices and actions/activities with my highest priorities/values. I’ve crafted a lifestyle vision statement based on that: Active. Connected. Creative. Contemplative. This blog post is simply a series of musings I’ve had this month as I’ve contemplated various blogs I am reading. Am … Continue reading September Musings
One of the reasons I've come to love the world of blogging is the connections you make with amazing people all around the world. This past week I've had the honor of having my book (Retirement Transition - An Innovation Approach) reviewed by Kathy over at Smartliving365 and also having a guest post on Min's … Continue reading Connections
Sometimes in this retirement life, I feel like I need to start with an “AA” like statement, “Hi, my name is Pat and I’m a planner”. I’ve learned that I need written plans – weekly schedules and daily to-do’s. Seasonal action plans also fit this need. When I have plans in place I feel a … Continue reading Summer Summary & Autumn Action Plan