This past summer I reconsidered my Seasonal To-Do List as a Possibilities List and found that mindset shift very up-lifting. (See Link to Berate or Celebrate blog here.) I recalled early in my retirement transition, as part of the Retirement Transition Process, I created a very long Possibilities List. (First post about that idea here: … Continue reading Possibilities Lists – A Retirement Transition Tool
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
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?
While I don't do “book reviews”, I often will share my insights from books I’ve read. My recent read of Own your Own Shift by Stacey Ruth, recommended by a friend, highlighted for me some additional insight into shifting beliefs. And interestingly, there was some “how to” on building up intuition – an area I … Continue reading Shifting Beliefs and Growing my Intuition
For me, planning is a creative and motivating activity. It helps give shape to my dreams/visions and allows me to build structure & routine. Plans for me are not set in stone – I am fine (usually) with changing plans along the way. I’ve learned that I am not great with having day after day … Continue reading Action Plan 2022
As an avid (compulsive?) planner, I tend to overdo things at times. I’ve found I’m doing that with my end-of-the-year reviews. I’m going to say, “ I tried various approaches”, as it sounds so much better! A hold-over from my career perhaps, but I do think a look back is helpful before a plan forward. … Continue reading More Year-End-Review
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
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