I have chosen RELEASE as my 2020 Word-of-the-Year. For me a WOTY is my focus area for the year. In past year’s my words included JOY (which helped me embrace practicing positivity), SOAR (which stood for Savoring, Optimistic, Activating, and Resilient and, while complicated, was a strong word for the year I was fighting cancer … Continue reading WOTY 2020 – RELEASE
I’ve discovered in my retirement that I really enjoy trying new things – whether a new restaurant, a new theater production, or a new type of cooking in a cooking class. In 2018, I had a goal of 52 New Things – one per week – and blew it away with over 75 things that … Continue reading New Things Tracking – 2019 Summary
My original Autumn Action Plan (post link) was aligned to my current retirement lifestyle vision and recognized a long visit at our Florida beach cottage. It did not, however, recognize that we were going to buy a new home in Florida! That shift in direction (post link) has really created a mind-space traffic jam in my … Continue reading An Autumn Reset?
While I have sometimes called my Seasonal Plans a “bucket list”, they are in reality 3-month action plans. I do have a more traditional bucket list, the things-to-do-before-I-die kind-of-list. There are some things that have been on that list for years. And I’m starting to think I should drop some of them from the list. … Continue reading Updating the Bucket List
You might have noticed I’ve been absent from the blogging world for a couple of weeks. We explored and are making a significant shift in our retirement lifestyle. I had always said we would eventually relocate to Florida. I was thinking in the 8-10 year range. That was a long time in the future. I … Continue reading A Shift in Location
Retirement for me is an intentional way of living, aligning my lifestyle choices and actions/activities with my highest priorities/values. I’ve crafted a lifestyle vision statement based on that: Active. Connected. Creative. Contemplative. This blog post is simply a series of musings I’ve had this month as I’ve contemplated various blogs I am reading. Am … Continue reading September Musings
Sometimes in this retirement life, I feel like I need to start with an “AA” like statement, “Hi, my name is Pat and I’m a planner”. I’ve learned that I need written plans – weekly schedules and daily to-do’s. Seasonal action plans also fit this need. When I have plans in place I feel a … Continue reading Summer Summary & Autumn Action Plan