I started our first snowbird adventure a bit shaky – feeling like it was not “working”. But by week 4, I found a groove and it was really hard to head back north. I started to have some good connections with people, we were in a good rhythm of busy days and down days, and … Continue reading Snow-Bird Adventure – Take 2
My 2019 vision board had a new element of “PLAY”. When I think of the word play I think of children or sports. Given there are no children in my life (no kids, no grandkids) and I’m not a big fan of competitive games, I don't think I play on a regular basis. I began … Continue reading How Do I Play?
I picked up Brené Brown's book The Gifts of Imperfection mostly because of its subtitle: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. In my Retirement Transition Journey, I am intentionally working on discovering who I truly am, versus continuing to behave as I believe I am expected to … Continue reading Do You Like Yourself?
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
A big part of our retirement lifestyle vision is spending more time at our beach cottage. Hubby would like to spend 100% of our time here, so the “more time” is a compromise in his mind. I committed to doing a snowbird last year as responsibilities up north got into alignment, but life happened. So … Continue reading SnowBird Adventure – Part 1
I’m preparing to publish a book about Retirement Transition. At every step of the publication way, the voice in my head has said, “who do you think you are?” Sometimes it is in an unkind “you’re not enough” tone of voice – “who do you think you are? Others do it so much better.” Other … Continue reading It Will “Be Enough”
This post captures my reactions and take-aways to the book: From Age-ing to Sage-ing by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Written almost 25 years ago, you would think that the perceptions of retirement would have progressed further. The book covers the ideas that retirement removes primary source of self-worth and the lack of positive role models to show … Continue reading A More Contemplative Lifestyle?