Today marked Day 37 in our stay-at-home adventure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our state started shutting things down earlier than many others, and we embraced the shelter-in-place (SIP) guidelines fully. In many ways, the things I learned in my retirement transition have helped make this time more bearable. I had learned how to live with … Continue reading How Transition to Retirement Helped my Stay-at-home Covid-19 Time
I’ve discovered in my retirement that I really enjoy trying new things – whether a new restaurant, a new theater production, or a new type of cooking in a cooking class. In 2018, I had a goal of 52 New Things – one per week – and blew it away with over 75 things that … Continue reading New Things Tracking – 2019 Summary
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
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
I love lists and tools. I’ve used a number of different tools this past year to aid in creating and implementing my retirement lifestyle – a 52 new things challenge, seasonal bucket lists, vision boards, word-of-the-year, a jolts of joy listing (crafted versus my values), and out-of-my-comfort zone challenges. As we near the end of … Continue reading Taking Stock – What’s Working?
As part of my SOAR focus this year (A=activate), I wanted to try new things, create new habits, make art to express my uniqueness….basically live the retirement lifestyle I envisioned for myself. Over at My Life Lived Full, Joanne reported on her year of 52 New Things, which aligns great with my year’s activate goals. And … Continue reading SOAR Activation – 52 New Things