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
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
Since I completed my Retirement Transition book (more to come on final publication!), I’ve been feeling the need for a new “big project”. Keep in mind, I love (need) a plan! It was suggested I just start writing my next book. And that is a possibility. But I wondered about other things to explore this … Continue reading 19 Possible New Things to Explore in 2019
My 2019 vision board had a new element of “PLAY”. When I think of the word play I think of children or sports. Given there are no children in my life (no kids, no grandkids) and I’m not a big fan of competitive games, I don't think I play on a regular basis. I began … Continue reading How Do I Play?
A big part of our retirement lifestyle vision is spending more time at our beach cottage. Hubby would like to spend 100% of our time here, so the “more time” is a compromise in his mind. I committed to doing a snowbird last year as responsibilities up north got into alignment, but life happened. So … Continue reading SnowBird Adventure – Part 1