Part 3 of my Throwback Thursday series, linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s, looks at IMAGINE, the second phase of the Retirement Transition process (detailed in my book – link here). Imagine is about listing all the possibilities for your next stage of life. My own Possibilities List continues to get … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – What’s Possible?
Recently a blogger posed the question: What thing(s) would you really regret not checking off your bucket list? It made me go: Hmmm. I am a planner. I have an action plan and check lists and daily/weekly calendars. Not everyone needs this, but for me, it keeps me balanced. I’m a worrier; I wake up … Continue reading Refine My Plan – Relook at my Possibilities List
Recently, one of the bloggers I followed recommended a new book by an author I had read during my transition. This new book, as with many authors, includes a repeat of some of the same great tools and exercises the author finds especially useful – in this case tools to aid in transitioning. It made … Continue reading Hindsight
Janis over at Retirementallychallenged published an interesting life list she had come across. (I wish I had the skill to do that last line with the appropriate link!) Her blog post made me go on-line to explore other people’s life lists to see if there were some new ideas for my own possibilities list. (There … Continue reading What’s on Your List?
When I retired, a few well-meaning individuals informed me that the ideal retirement lifestyle for “someone like me” was 30/30/30. Meaning: 30% of my time focused on work, 30% of my time focused on volunteering, and 30% of my time focused on leisure. Simple as that – go do it. Besides the fact it … Continue reading Retirement Myth Busting
I recently saw another “phases of retirement” description that again highlighted a negative phase – this one talked about a retirement phase where you become bored and depressed. A previous stages review had a stage called “Disappointment”. I’m starting to wonder, at 18 months into this thing called retirement, will I or won’t I…. become … Continue reading Will I or Won’t I…. become bored and depressed?
Inspired by Mr Firestation’s blog on his “spark areas” about what he expects to be doing the first year of retirement, I took a look at what I am having fun doing! After my recent post on what-do-you-do, this list of things I’m having fun doing was eye-opening. Here are some of the … Continue reading What am I having fun doing in retirement?
Yes, I am one of those. The ones who identified themselves by what they did at work. The ones the experts say will struggle in retirement transition to find out who they are without work. As I struggled with “To work or Not to work”, What is my Identity?, and finding a life balance … Continue reading What do you do?
So much of retirement planning focuses on the financial planning - providing guidance on investment balance, cash flow management, and how much should you save. But very little talks about How-to-define your retirement life - the (many) days after the big day. How do you create your best retirement life versus just allowing it to … Continue reading Applying Innovation Expertise to Personal Innovation
I want my next stage of life to be “more play and less work” which means having a strong understanding of how my Leisure / Hobby Life Domain will come to life. Recall I’ve written about 7 Life Domains in thinking thru retirement transition. When I created my life vision using these domains, initially the … Continue reading Learning How to Play