Updating the Bucket List

While I have sometimes called my Seasonal Plans a “bucket list”, they are in reality 3-month action plans. I do have a more traditional bucket list, the things-to-do-before-I-die kind-of-list. There are some things that have been on that list for years. And I’m starting to think I should drop some of them from the list. … Continue reading Updating the Bucket List

September Musings

Retirement for me is an intentional way of living, aligning my lifestyle choices and actions/activities with my highest priorities/values. I’ve crafted a lifestyle vision statement based on that: Active. Connected. Creative. Contemplative. This blog post is simply a series of musings I’ve had this month as I’ve contemplated various blogs I am reading.   Am … Continue reading September Musings

Summer Summary & Autumn Action Plan

Sometimes in this retirement life, I feel like I need to start with an “AA” like statement, “Hi, my name is Pat and I’m a planner”.   I’ve learned that I need written plans – weekly schedules and daily to-do’s.  Seasonal action plans also fit this need.  When I have plans in place I feel a … Continue reading Summer Summary & Autumn Action Plan

Continuing my Spirituality Exploration

Part of my big things this year was to explore spirituality. Spirituality means different things to different people. Because of my upbringing, I do associate spirituality with observing the rituals of a religious service, reading religious texts, and prayer. However, I've not been a regular church-goer now for a couple of years.  But I am … Continue reading Continuing my Spirituality Exploration

Living Up to Your Full Potential?

I’ve been feeling lately that I’m not “living up to my full potential”.  I’ve heard this phrase my whole life.  It’s a family/societal expectation. Yes, I know I’m trying to stop feeling like I need to live up to (what I perceive as) family/societal expectations!  But, I've been seeing this phrase a lot lately and … Continue reading Living Up to Your Full Potential?

Guest Post Link – Transition Insights & Book “Promotion”

I’m very excited to be doing a guest post over with Rebecca on Baby Boomster. My post is a look back at my retirement transition, touting my book of course, with a list of the top 10 things I’ve learned in transitioning to my post-work life.  I'm thrilled to be getting bigger exposure for the … Continue reading Guest Post Link – Transition Insights & Book “Promotion”