Given my blog’s name, I do continue to read articles on retirement transition. I appreciate others perspective on this life milestone. Many writers continue to work on shifting the perspective of what retirement is in today’s world. Too often retirement is still viewed as a diminishment of the individual, a time of stagnation and decline, … Continue reading Retirement Transition – some new thoughts
It is always fascinating to me when a topic hits me in multiple ways. Time has been that topic recently. How am I thinking about time? How I am spending the time I have now? Because as we all know, there is not unlimited time ahead of us. Time – Take 1 - Busyness I … Continue reading It’s Time to Eat the Marshmallow
It is hard to think about the end of summer when the temperature is still 101F (38C). But August is winding down; school pick up lines and school busses are a thing to deal with when driving anywhere; and the rainy season is in full swing (thunderstorms almost every day including waterspouts). One of my … Continue reading End of Summer is Coming
When I was writing about Life Purpose recently (link here), I started to think that finding a grand Life Purpose (capital letters) might be a “Retirement Myth” meaning ideas about retirement that are not really true. Or aspects of retirement that if you don't implement for yourself, you feel like you’ve failed. What other retirement myths … Continue reading Retirement Myths?
When I retired, I had no idea what I was retiring “to”. I knew what I was leaving, but had not put any thought into what everyday life would be like without working. (Most "experts" will tell you this is not the best way to retire!) I expected to work part-time, as I was an … Continue reading Retirement Success?
It is halfway through the year of 2022, and therefore time to look at how I am doing on my 22 for 22 Plan (link here – Jan 2 2022). As it’s also halfway through the summer (because in Florida, summer is full on by May 1), I have my “Summer of 22 Fun” list … Continue reading Berate or Celebrate?
My retirement lifestyle statement has remained consistent now for a few years. I did dramatically modify my vision statement a number of times the first few years of retirement as I worked on self discovery and understanding my own personal values versus societal values (see link here about the evolution – a look back at … Continue reading Am I Living the Creative Element of my Retirement Lifestyle Vision?
I’ve been feeling wrong for having put structure into place in my retirement – my need for daily and weekly routines, having things planned, keeping track of experiences..Maybe I perceive expectations or critiques that are not there, but too often I’m hearing that structure or planning is the wrong thing in retirement. (Yes, I am … Continue reading A Continuum of Structure
I’ve enjoyed reading a number of posts recently where individuals looked back at what was exciting and fun in the preceding month. Some folks look at their picture rolls – but I’m not yet taking pictures regularly! Some look at the gratitude lists – which made me realize I’ve not been that great on that … Continue reading A Look Back at a Joyful May
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