I’ve recently announced to the world that I am a Certified Life Coach. And what I have come to realize is my blog is my own Retirement Transition Life Coach!
My blogging has helped me reframe life satisfaction, explore what’s holding me back, kick-start habits. I’ve explored many of life’s big arenas in my blog – working or not in this next life stage, connecting with others, what does our home mean, what is play. Like a good life coach, I identify my problem, ask myself open-ended questions to get to the root of it, and then create action plan steps. Writing the whole thing in a blog post.
Putting my next steps out in the world on my blog creates a sense of accountability! A key feature in good life coach is finding the accountability for the action plan. And putting it is writing is definitely accountability for me.
You, my blog friends, help me in both reading what I write (and often commenting!), but also in providing your own thoughts on similar topics. Reading other peoples blogs has inspired me, challenged my thinking, made me laugh, and helped create a feeling of community. I am not in this transition alone.
And so in keeping with Janis over at retirementallychallenged… this is my Gratitude Tuesday statement – I am grateful to be surrounded with inspiring beings. The women and men I’ve “met” in the blog-o-sphere inspire me, validate me, and make me smile.
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