It’s been a rocky start to the year. I’ve tried to keep my blog “real” and talk the good, the bad, and the ugly about Retirement Transitions. I wrote (blog link here) about some of the challenges I’m facing in my mom’s 500-mile move to an Assisted Living facility near me. This blog talks about … Continue reading Rocky Start to 2023
I had big plans before the New Year. I created a "20 in 2020" list, put together a brief Winter Snowbird Action Plan, started my new tracking lists (new things, books read, daily gratitude), and printed out my Release Workbook. I was ready to tackle our second snowbird season and really work on my Release … Continue reading Is it Procrastination?
On my Autumn Bucket List was the item “be spontaneous”. I’ve been struggling with executing this action item. Is planned spontaneity too much of an oxymoron? Trying to be more spontaneous meant less structured plans. And for me, that lead to more ups & downs of feelings of satisfaction. When I have days of inactivity, … Continue reading Planned Spontaneity
The knowing doesn’t make the doing any easier. A blog about selecting my 2018 Word-of-the-Year. A pet peeve for me has always been the total focus on why something is important. Training classes at work would focus on the why something was important, but not tell you how to actually do it. Even now, so … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go
I am using lots of tools to help me create a new retirement lifestyle — a vision statement & affirmations, a vision board for the year, a word of the year, and quarterly action plans with measures. Yes, some might consider this overkill, but my corporate workaholic tendencies are still alive and kicking. Also, as … Continue reading 2017 in Review
I’ve just read a series of winter bucket list blogs, following links on Christie Hawkes post, which really inspired me. And, one of the tools for ensuring you do things (take action) is to tell others your intentions. So I’m compelled to publish my own Winter/Holiday Bucket list. While winter doesn’t begin astrologically until … Continue reading Winter Bucket List
This is a blog about when you realize you and your significant other have significant differences in life vision for retirement. One significant difference has to do with stuff. He firmly believes: he with the most stuff at the end wins. While he is not a true hoarder, he is definitely a packrat. I’m not … Continue reading De-Clutter & the Big Move
A bump in the road, a curve in the path, an obstacle on the journey. Whatever you want to call it, I experienced a big one in the first days of the New Year. A plan we had in place for 18 months, that we thought was coming to fruition next month, was suddenly gone. … Continue reading A Bump in the Road
Choosing a word for the year takes careful consideration. I contemplated a number of words after my choice last year (JOY) was so impactful for me in 2016. My word for this year finally emerged while doing my vision board for the year! My word for 2017 is Live. (the verb) Vision Board 2017 … Continue reading Vision Board & Word of the Year — 2017
We had not “traveled” for 5 years. Acquiring a second home and feeling obligated to maximize its use with limited vacation time meant that we spent “vacations” in Florida. Florida is, in most ways, not our traditional vacation mode but more just hanging out at the beach for 2 weeks! (Nothing wrong with that at … Continue reading Could I Not Over-plan and Survive?