This blog continues insights from my last summer reading program (see part one here) with a focus on religion’s impact on some key global historical moments. I started reading about religion and it veered into reading about history. The intermingling of religion, politics, and economics throughout history is fascinating. One of the key global turning … Continue reading Summer Study Part 2 – History and Religion Intersect
One of the joys of retirement is having the time to explore new things (and the freedom to post a blog when you want). As I have previously done with my deep learning explorations, this post begins a series of blogs on the topic. Last summer, I had prepared for the oppressive Florida heat with … Continue reading Summer Study Review – Part 1
When I retired, I made a conscious effort to become a more positive person. During my career, I was a critical, cynical pessimist. I was the first to point out the issues in anything, including what might go wrong 3 steps down the path being taken. I even had a boss once tell me I … Continue reading Daily Gratitude for a Positive Mindset
I’ve been wondering lately, has RSVP etiquette become obsolete? Am I becoming one of those people who can't adjust to the new ways of doing things? Am I starting to be one of those people who talks about the "good old days"? I’ve noted many instances where RSVP etiquette has been ignored. Here’s a couple … Continue reading Has the meaning of RSVP changed?
This blog post is a personal reflection on this past week. I needed to do it for my own mental health. It has absolutely nothing to do with retirement transition! We knew when we moved to our new home in Florida that hurricane evacuation was a possibility. But we had owned property (second home) in … Continue reading Hurricane Evacuation – a Swirl of Emotion
Binge-watching TV show series became a “thing” with new TV streaming capabilities. But I recently had a week of binge-reading and wondered…. Is this good for me or not? Is it a harmless pleasure or a harmful addiction? Googling the pros & cons of binging helped me both feel better about my binging on reading … Continue reading Binge-Reading
Like many, despite being vaccinated and boosted, I caught the latest version of Covid that’s going around. For me, luckily it was just like a really, really heavy head cold with fatigue and brain fog. I think the brain fog was the worst as I struggled to read anything or write anything, even my morning … Continue reading What’s Been Catching my Eye
July is a big month for me here at Retirement Transition. It’s the anniversary of my retirement day (7 years) and the anniversary of my blog (6 years). As I have noted many times, I do think “retirement transition” continues to be an accurate term because retirement, like life, is a series of transitions. Some … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Me!
It’s amazing to me to realize that I’ve been retired now for almost 7 years. As I look back, I can see how I’ve implemented my retirement transition process including the important step of REFINE. (Link here for more on the process. Or see my book available on Amazon!) With each refinement resulted in my … Continue reading Refining the Vision – a Series of Transitions
A few bloggers have recently shared a “things you might not now about me” post (Suzanne’s Picture Retirement, Jo’s And Anyways). I found it interesting to learn more about them and then wondered, “Do my readers want to know me better?” Do you care who this person is who comes onto your feed on some … Continue reading Something New About Me