WOTY 2020 – RELEASE

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

Updating the Bucket List

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

September Musings

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

Summer Summary & Autumn Action Plan

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