A new term came to my mind when we were talking (around the blog-o-sphere) about not having a single focused passion, but enjoying various things. I was realizing I really like my “100 New Things in 2019” approach to life and don't really focus on any single passion to a level of mastery. In fact, … Continue reading Am I a Modern Day Renaissance Woman?
It’s hard to believe I just passed the 4th anniversary of this blog. I actually told someone it was the third… and then checked. Nope, I’ve been writing for 4 years! I started when I was “knee-deep” in my own retirement transition, still trying to figure out a vision, a plan, an identity, a new … Continue reading My Blog Anniversary – A long look back
In my retirement transition, I’ve discovered a love of trying new things. At first I expected that trying something new would allow me to find my “passion” - the one thing that I wanted to do above all else. I tried a number of things that just didn't work out at all. And nothing has … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
Summer Solstice is here with the longest daylight hours of the year. Here at our beach cottage, that means we are often at the beach till early evening, as the sun remains high in the sky! Summer solstice also signals the midpoint of the year (how am I doing on yearly plans?) as well as … Continue reading My Summer Bucket List
Part of my retirement lifestyle vision is to try new things. This year I set a goal of 101 New and/or Fun Things. I added fun because I worried that since I tried so many new things the last few years, and I’ve kept doing many of those new things, 101 totally new things would be … Continue reading New Things – Tracking
While self-care might feel like the latest million-dollar buzzword, there is something intriguing in caring for yourself. Appreciating yourself. Loving yourself. As part of my Retirement Transition I’m learning how to be kinder to myself. I’m working on letting go of the Imposter Complex and the feelings of “I’m not enough”. So Self-Care felt like … Continue reading Buzzwords Abound – What does Self-Care mean to you?
After retirement, some habits just do not die. You learn that some of those habits you really do need! I’m a planner. Most days, I need to have things on my calendar. I am learning to enjoy the occasional non-scheduled day, but too many in a week and I get a bit antsy. So I need … Continue reading Seasonal Bucket List – A New Way to Talk the Quarterly Action Plan