Lifestyle Framework Domains Updated

As part of writing my book, Retirement Transition (link here), I created a 7-Domain Framework for a Retirement Lifestyle. These domains were seven areas to think about holistically as one moved into retirement because retirement planning is more than the finances!  For me, as a “structure-girl”, this framework was extremely helpful in thinking through what … Continue reading Lifestyle Framework Domains Updated

Retirement Lifestyle Vision Statement Update

My current Retirement Lifestyle vision statement (below) is really defining the activities in which I engage. See link here on my review of how my vision statement was refined through my retirement transition to this current statement: Active, Connected, Creative, Contemplative. These 4 vision areas and my Putting Positive Psychology into Practice Tenets really define … Continue reading Retirement Lifestyle Vision Statement Update

Fall Reminisce – Out & About Returns

It feels like a bit of return to normalcy.  Even though COVID has not gone away locally, the numbers of cases are significantly down.  The Red Tide (algae bloom) is also significantly dissipated.  There’s also been an intentional resurgence of my own Out & About planning and execution! The third tenet of my Putting Positive … Continue reading Fall Reminisce – Out & About Returns

Invisible Woman Syndrome

I think I’ve found one “syndrome/complex” I don't have! I’m not saying it’s not real; it is just one I have not (yet?) experienced - Invisible Woman Syndrome. I’ve written before about the Bag Lady Syndrome and the Imposter Complex. (Link here) I have experienced both – not that either has any truth to them, … Continue reading Invisible Woman Syndrome

Mini Retirement Life Update

Here’s a mini update of what’s going on in my life right now: Kitchen RefreshI said I would try and figure out how to post pictures inside my blog.  Some regular commenters to my blog have asked to “see” the kitchen refresh I’ve mentioned.  Hubby encouraged me to do the kitchen re-do I was talking … Continue reading Mini Retirement Life Update

Retirement Lifestyle Domain of Personal Growth

This post completes Throwback Thursday across the 7 Domains of Life framework: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth, Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, Finances/Prosperity.  Today is about Personal Growth/Development. Lifestyle Domains Framework - Retirement Transition This last domain has always been the most difficult one for me as it is (in my framework) connected to purpose, legacy, and … Continue reading Retirement Lifestyle Domain of Personal Growth

Self-Discovery Tools Review

I’ve been delving into some new areas as part of learning and contemplation.  This time it was archetypes based on goddess mythology and the feminine equivalent to the Hero’s Journey. I will probably continue down this rabbit hole with more feminine-focused non-fiction literature reads as I am finding it fascinating.  But this new exploration made … Continue reading Self-Discovery Tools Review

Summer Review and Fall Plans 

I am a planner. Even in retirement, I need to have things on the calendar. Not crazy busy days, not every day something, but a good selection of activities across the week that fit my retirement lifestyle vision.  I find that seasonal action planning helps me both continue the things that are working for me … Continue reading Summer Review and Fall Plans 

Additional Look Back at Life Framework Domains

A big part of Reflect phase of the Retirement Transition Process is thinking through what you want your life to be across the 7 Domains of Life Framework: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth, Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, Finances/Prosperity. With the core of your own values, strengths, motivations, and interests, exploring all these domains helps you craft … Continue reading Additional Look Back at Life Framework Domains