Retirement is a perfect time to reduce the stuff that crowds your life – whether it’s your environment, your schedule, or your mind. You would think that the simplest would be to de-clutter your environment. Get rid of the extraneous stuff that has accumulated. But what do you do when you live life with … Continue reading First-world Life Challenges: De-cluttering with a hoarder partner
As kids, teens, and young adults we are regularly asked - what do you want to be when you grow up? During this retirement transition, I’ve continued to struggle in defining (discovering?) my passion - what do I want to do/who do I want to be? I just finished reading the book I Could Do Anything, … Continue reading What do I want to be when I grow up?
Almost every article about having a fulfilling retirement or improving your longevity includes strong advice on the need to be connected socially at this next stage of life. A blogger friend (Donna at Retirement Reflections) even recently posted a bunch of the research supporting this importance of family support. She did it in the context … Continue reading Family Reality
Being relatively new to retirement, I am finding there is a learning curve. It’s more than learning about an interest area. It’s learning how to live. Here are some of the specific things I am learning about life in retirement: In retirement, you choose how to spend your days. This is a bit of a … Continue reading What I am Learning in Retirement