I had the opportunity to input to a Retirement Voices book, an idea from Leslie Inman and Roxanne Jones. In their own words, “We’re creating a book entitled Voices from the Other Side…of Retirement. It will be a guide for soon-to-be-retiring women, with advice, lessons learned and stories from women who’ve already left the working world—a … Continue reading Retirement Voices – Share your story, too.
Creating vision boards is one tool I am using to help clarify my retirement lifestyle vision. I created one in January to see if my word of the year, Journey, would come to life visually. The first thing I realized on completing the board is - My vision boards are becoming a bit repetitive. Or … Continue reading Vision Board 2019
Not quite a new year’s post, but this is a look back - look forward post. I’ve been using seasonal bucket lists this past year instead of "action plans" and enjoyed the slight modification in thinking. My first seasonal plans were very detailed to-do lists. This autumn, I took a different approach with only 10 … Continue reading Seasonal Bucket Lists
I love lists and tools. I’ve used a number of different tools this past year to aid in creating and implementing my retirement lifestyle – a 52 new things challenge, seasonal bucket lists, vision boards, word-of-the-year, a jolts of joy listing (crafted versus my values), and out-of-my-comfort zone challenges. As we near the end of … Continue reading Taking Stock – What’s Working?
My newest vision board for my retirement lifestyle has a big “Healthy Habits” component. So I started to think about how to be healthy in real, everyday life. What have I created habitually for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing? And where do I need more focus? I start almost every day with positive affirmations … Continue reading Healthy Habits
On my Autumn Bucket List was the item “be spontaneous”. I’ve been struggling with executing this action item. Is planned spontaneity too much of an oxymoron? Trying to be more spontaneous meant less structured plans. And for me, that lead to more ups & downs of feelings of satisfaction. When I have days of inactivity, … Continue reading Planned Spontaneity
This version of Julia Cameron's The Artist’s Way has many of the similar (wonderful) tools she talks about in all her books: Morning Pages, Artist Dates, goal setting advice, list making ideas. The core unique thread in this retirement version is the element of writing your memoir in 12 segments. The goals of the memoir … Continue reading Book Review: The Artist’s Way For Retirement