Moving Update – space is the final frontier

Our Big Move is a Big Transition.  While the emotional shift is something I’ve blogged about (links here: what I will miss, good bye Cincinnati), the physical shift has really taken over my life the past few weeks (and the reason for my absence from the blog-o-sphere).  Something I am becoming more and more aware … Continue reading Moving Update – space is the final frontier

Taking Stock of the Emotional Ups and Downs

A blog link-up I often read (link here) has the prompt this week of “taking stock” which really resonated with me.  Spring has sprung, the pandemic has a light at the end of the tunnel, and we are embarking on a huge lifestyle transition.  I felt it was time for a taking stock look at … Continue reading Taking Stock of the Emotional Ups and Downs

Things I’m Looking Forward To

I did a post awhile back about things I will miss when we (finally) move. (see post Link here) I was encouraged to also look at things I’m looking forward to in this next big retirement transition. We’ve been thinking about this move for a couple of years. We originally had it further out in the … Continue reading Things I’m Looking Forward To

Refining the Vision – a Series of Transitions

It’s amazing to me to realize that I’ve been retired now for almost 7 years. As I look back, I can see how I’ve implemented my retirement transition process including the important step of REFINE.  (Link here for more on the process. Or see my book available on Amazon!) With each refinement resulted in my … Continue reading Refining the Vision – a Series of Transitions

Wastefulness Introspection

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

Societal Expectations for Retirement

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