I am back to a more normal retirement journey conversation this week. My current life quandaries: When does it get to be too much? How do I keep track of all the new people I'm meeting and who likes what? Do I publish controversial blog posts? When will I feel comfortable enough to begin doing … Continue reading When is it too much?
For me, planning is a creative and motivating activity. It helps give shape to my dreams/visions and allows me to build structure & routine. Plans for me are not set in stone – I am fine (usually) with changing plans along the way. I’ve learned that I am not great with having day after day … Continue reading Action Plan 2022
This is a tangent from my normal posts. I’m not one to join in on thematic link parties. But when I saw the “Festive Bon Bons Link Party” co-hosted by a series of my blogging buddies (Deb from Deb’s World, Jo from And Anyways, Donna from Retirement Reflections and Sue from WomenLivingWellAfter50), I was intrigued. I’m struggling to … Continue reading Christmas Traditions
In some ways this year has gone way too fast, even though at times this summer it felt like it was creeping along. I said to someone recently that I wanted to relive my first year of this decade (my 60’s) since I feel like I missed it with COVID, but then realized, I’m fully … Continue reading Coasting to the End of the Year
My current Retirement Lifestyle vision statement (below) is really defining the activities in which I engage. See link here on my review of how my vision statement was refined through my retirement transition to this current statement: Active, Connected, Creative, Contemplative. These 4 vision areas and my Putting Positive Psychology into Practice Tenets really define … Continue reading Retirement Lifestyle Vision Statement Update
It feels like a bit of return to normalcy. Even though COVID has not gone away locally, the numbers of cases are significantly down. The Red Tide (algae bloom) is also significantly dissipated. There’s also been an intentional resurgence of my own Out & About planning and execution! The third tenet of my Putting Positive … Continue reading Fall Reminisce – Out & About Returns
Here’s a mini update of what’s going on in my life right now: Kitchen RefreshI said I would try and figure out how to post pictures inside my blog. Some regular commenters to my blog have asked to “see” the kitchen refresh I’ve mentioned. Hubby encouraged me to do the kitchen re-do I was talking … Continue reading Mini Retirement Life Update
I am a planner. Even in retirement, I need to have things on the calendar. Not crazy busy days, not every day something, but a good selection of activities across the week that fit my retirement lifestyle vision. I find that seasonal action planning helps me both continue the things that are working for me … Continue reading Summer Review and Fall Plans ￼
It’s been almost 4 months since we made the Big Move - a big transition for our retirement. A whole season (summer here) has passed by. I thought it might be interesting to see where I am on all the things needed in a big transition like this one. I’m doing this review as combination … Continue reading An Update on the Big Move
Part 3 of my Throwback Thursday series, linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s, looks at IMAGINE, the second phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here). Imagine is about listing all the possibilities for your next stage of life. My own Possibilities List continues to get … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – What’s Possible?