A friend sent me an article about intentionality in friendship, saying it sounded a bit like me. (see link here) Actually, this described someone more anal than me when it comes to Intentional Connections! I’m mentioned this many times, but when I retired, I lost 75% of my daily connections. Our Big Move to Florida … Continue reading Being Intentional about Friendship
I’ve struggled in my retirement transition with the concept of Life Purpose. It is not as simple as answering the question, ”Do I have a life purpose?” I struggled so much with it that I abandoned the term in favor of Personal Development! See previous posts on Life Purpose, A Purpose-driven retirement and key life … Continue reading A Grand Life Purpose or Just Little Ripples?
When I retired, I had no idea what I was retiring “to”. I knew what I was leaving, but had not put any thought into what everyday life would be like without working. (Most "experts" will tell you this is not the best way to retire!) I expected to work part-time, as I was an … Continue reading Retirement Success?
It is halfway through the year of 2022, and therefore time to look at how I am doing on my 22 for 22 Plan (link here – Jan 2 2022). As it’s also halfway through the summer (because in Florida, summer is full on by May 1), I have my “Summer of 22 Fun” list … Continue reading Berate or Celebrate?
Twice in the past couple of weeks, I was talking to a recent retiree about the five needs full-time work, especially career focused work, provides that you will have to determine if you still need in retirement….and I could not list them! As anyone who reads my blog regularly knows, I adore lists. I live … Continue reading I lived it, I wrote about it, why can’t I remember it?
My retirement lifestyle statement has remained consistent now for a few years. I did dramatically modify my vision statement a number of times the first few years of retirement as I worked on self discovery and understanding my own personal values versus societal values (see link here about the evolution – a look back at … Continue reading Am I Living the Creative Element of my Retirement Lifestyle Vision?
Like many, despite being vaccinated and boosted, I caught the latest version of Covid that’s going around. For me, luckily it was just like a really, really heavy head cold with fatigue and brain fog. I think the brain fog was the worst as I struggled to read anything or write anything, even my morning … Continue reading What’s Been Catching my Eye
I’ve been feeling wrong for having put structure into place in my retirement – my need for daily and weekly routines, having things planned, keeping track of experiences..Maybe I perceive expectations or critiques that are not there, but too often I’m hearing that structure or planning is the wrong thing in retirement. (Yes, I am … Continue reading A Continuum of Structure
I’ve enjoyed reading a number of posts recently where individuals looked back at what was exciting and fun in the preceding month. Some folks look at their picture rolls – but I’m not yet taking pictures regularly! Some look at the gratitude lists – which made me realize I’ve not been that great on that … Continue reading A Look Back at a Joyful May
Over my emerging feminine consciousness series of blog posts this late winter and early spring, including posts on goddesses and childhood abandonment, I almost always finished a post with things I would do. I’m a huge believer in “so what” and to-do lists. But I started to wonder, “Am I doing what I said I … Continue reading Am I Doing What I Said I Would Do?