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
Part of my big things this year was to explore spirituality. Spirituality means different things to different people. Because of my upbringing, I do associate spirituality with observing the rituals of a religious service, reading religious texts, and prayer. However, I've not been a regular church-goer now for a couple of years. But I am … Continue reading Continuing my Spirituality Exploration
I’ve been feeling lately that I’m not “living up to my full potential”. I’ve heard this phrase my whole life. It’s a family/societal expectation. Yes, I know I’m trying to stop feeling like I need to live up to (what I perceive as) family/societal expectations! But, I've been seeing this phrase a lot lately and … Continue reading Living Up to Your Full Potential?
I’m very excited to be doing a guest post over with Rebecca on Baby Boomster. My post is a look back at my retirement transition, touting my book of course, with a list of the top 10 things I’ve learned in transitioning to my post-work life. I'm thrilled to be getting bigger exposure for the … Continue reading Guest Post Link – Transition Insights & Book “Promotion”
A new term came to my mind when we were talking (around the blog-o-sphere) about not having a single focused passion, but enjoying various things. I was realizing I really like my “100 New Things in 2019” approach to life and don't really focus on any single passion to a level of mastery. In fact, … Continue reading Am I a Modern Day Renaissance Woman?