Happy Anniversary to Me!

July is a big month for me here at Retirement Transition.  It’s the anniversary of my retirement day (7 years) and the anniversary of my blog (6 years).   As I have noted many times, I do think “retirement transition” continues to be an accurate term because retirement, like life, is a series of transitions.  Some … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Me!

Societal Expectations for Retirement

I’ve written a number of times how I’m highly prone to feeling like I should follow expectations.  And I’m probably not alone. I have come to realize that, even now, I regularly hear the societal expectations for retirement.   And for early retirement.  And for retirement of an “executive woman”.  Looking back on my own Retirement … Continue reading Societal Expectations for Retirement

Fall in Florida Update – Reminisce

For this update, I focused on the positive.  Reminiscing about fun/good experiences is an element of putting Positive Psychology into practice. (see post link here) As part of the Investing in Experiences practice, when planning activities, it’s about the pleasurable Anticipation, being Attentive in the present, and Reminiscing about positive past.  Beyond boosting my positivity, I … Continue reading Fall in Florida Update – Reminisce

Embrace Being a Homebody

I’m trying to talk myself into enjoying being a homebody.   Obviously Covid-19 has made me one with our self-isolation beginning in early March.  Seven months in and I really miss my “out & about” activities and connections with others.   But I am trying to focus on the positive (putting Positive Psychology into practice), so embrace … Continue reading Embrace Being a Homebody

Mind Space

Looking back, it is interesting to explore what was taking up my mind-space this summer.  With the deadly pandemic numbers, the tumbling economy with job losses & business closures, the social unrest of systemic racism, climate-change driven natural disasters, the political nightmare of hypocrisy and power plays, and even my at-home chaos of mid-move boxes … Continue reading Mind Space