One of the things I learned in studying Positive Psychology was that taking time to reminisce about positive experiences helps boost happiness. As a recovering negative thinker, this is not an easy task for me. It is also hard to not feel like I’m bragging (not something a “good girl” does!) if I share these … Continue reading A Trifecta Anniversary Post
Goal Setting is one of the elements of putting Positive Psychology to work. (Blog link here) While I’ve not been that intentional on life goals (yet), I have set and tracked yearly goals in some of my activity areas. BLOG POSTS – My personal goal is 1 blog/week, which I tend to post on Sunday … Continue reading Goal Setting in 2020 – So-So Results
One of the reasons I've come to love the world of blogging is the connections you make with amazing people all around the world. This past week I've had the honor of having my book (Retirement Transition - An Innovation Approach) reviewed by Kathy over at Smartliving365 and also having a guest post on Min's … Continue reading Connections
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