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
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?
I’m Not In It for the Money - This could be said for my blog, which I have no intention of trying to monetize, but also for my book - also titled Retirement Transition. Since my book is a passion project, I did the self-publishing approach. I don’t believe that my book will make me a … Continue reading I’m Not In It For The Money
I’ve been thinking more and more about Thinking! All the psychological research suggests there is strong connection between what you believe (think) and what you do (behavior). I found a great discussion on the thought process by Dr. Johnson in his work on Spiritual Strengths and have gone back into looking at thought pattern to clarify … Continue reading Thinking About Thinking
Since I've retired, I have spent quite a bit of time in self-discovery. As a workaholic with limited hobbies who could no longer define herself by her job, who was I? Socrates said Know Thyself and recently a series of events inspired me to create a Who Am I guest post as part of Karen’s … Continue reading Who Am I – A Guest Post
Am I a “different me” in retirement? A while back, a FIRE blogger (Ms ONL) contemplated if she would fundamentally change in retirement. I initially commented to her that you are the same person after you retire that you were before. I pointed out to her that I had the same core values, the same … Continue reading Am I Different in Retirement?
I’ve read repeatedly that the traditional retirement is considered to be a thing of the past. The older retiree stereotype of working for one company, living frugally/saving well, and retiring to a lifestyle of leisure activities and a snowbird lifestyle… no longer a valid profile. Oh dear, I fit this profile! The 21st Century Retirement … Continue reading A Purpose-driven Retirement?
At a recent conference I attended, the topic of neuroscience and its relationship to personality was presented. This is a quick snapshot of the topic – mostly because I think it’s another example of understanding yourself better, and also understanding those whom you regularly interface with better. Better understanding myself allows me to understand what … Continue reading Neuroscience – the study of brain circuitry to understand personality