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
You might have noticed I’ve been absent from the blogging world for a couple of weeks. We explored and are making a significant shift in our retirement lifestyle. I had always said we would eventually relocate to Florida. I was thinking in the 8-10 year range. That was a long time in the future. I … Continue reading A Shift in Location
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
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
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
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?
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”