As we continue to pack for our Big Move, I’m become aware of some deeply held beliefs around wastefulness. Wastefulness was drummed into both my and my husband’s head by our depression-generation parents. If something is still usable, you do NOT get rid of it. You keep things, just in case you might need them. … Continue reading Wastefulness Introspection
I don't usually write posts “of the moment”, but today is the first day of spring and I wanted to get my mind wrapped around our spring plans. I find seasonal action plans very helpful in keeping me aligned to my retirement lifestyle vision. I had created a fun set of Winter Activities that took … Continue reading Spring Plans
I’ve written a number of times how I’m highly prone to feeling like I should follow expectations. And I’m probably not alone. I have come to realize that, even now, I regularly hear the societal expectations for retirement. And for early retirement. And for retirement of an “executive woman”. Looking back on my own Retirement … Continue reading Societal Expectations for Retirement
In the final course of the Positive Psychology series I am taking (Coursera link here), they delved more into strengths. I’ve been intrigued with utilization of my Signature Strengths since it was first introduced in this course. My focus has been how to utilize my Signature Strengths in areas OTHER THAN working. How to use … Continue reading Understanding your Strengths – Excess and Absence
I’m having anticipatory grief. Our plan is to move this spring. I’ve lived in Cincinnati for over 30 years and I really do like living in the city. I’ve realized there are a few things I am really, really going to miss: Seeing S & L grow up. I’ve not been great at being a … Continue reading What I will miss most when we move….