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
There seems to be natural moments to reflect & celebrate the past and then plan the future. For some this could be the year-end, the change of seasons, or the new moons. For me there are now two concurrent anniversaries that are making me pause to reflect and celebrate: the 4-year anniversary of retirement from … Continue reading Anniversaries – A Time to Reflect
This is a mini-post on some musings that reading various blog posts and listening to podcasts through the past month have stimulated. Spring-cleaning this year is about releasing reminders of a different era and a different persona. It was time to let go of old work papers and memorabilia. Finding out about a free Shred … Continue reading Mid Month Musings
When I tell folks that I am a blogger, I am often immediately asked if I make money on it. No, I’m not trying to monetize my blog. So, why do I continue to blog, if not for the money? What defines success? Is my blog a success? First, let’s look at the numbers. … Continue reading Why do I (continue to) blog?
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 the recommendation of a few other bloggers, I went to my local WordCamp weekend conference. While I had a mixed reaction to the event, I was glad I went. And in fact, will probably go again next year. Here’s a quick synopsis of that mixed reaction: I’m (just) a hobby blogger. The local WordCamp … Continue reading WordCamp Cincinnati
I've passed my third anniversary of my retirement date (where did the time fly; I still feel like I’m in transition) and my second year of blogging (excited that I’ve passed the infamous 18-month drop-off line, even if I’m not hitting my one per week personal goal). I enjoy top 10 lists, and avidly read … Continue reading Year 3 – Top 10