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
It’s hard to believe I just passed the 4th anniversary of this blog. I actually told someone it was the third… and then checked. Nope, I’ve been writing for 4 years! I started when I was “knee-deep” in my own retirement transition, still trying to figure out a vision, a plan, an identity, a new … Continue reading My Blog Anniversary – A long look back
We live in a culture where “Being Busy” is glorified. But, it’s not really being… it’s doing and doing more. Doing more is perceived as being productive and worthy. A badge of honor - I’m important, so of course I’m busy! Try telling someone you’re Not Busy and watch his or her reaction. Obviously something … Continue reading Living Un-Busy?
Part of my retirement lifestyle vision is to try new things. This year I set a goal of 101 New and/or Fun Things. I added fun because I worried that since I tried so many new things the last few years, and I’ve kept doing many of those new things, 101 totally new things would be … Continue reading New Things – Tracking
Five years ago (April 2014) I was given the option of an early retirement package. I had no plan. I was a cynical workaholic with few life hobbies, and not a good genetic profile of longevity. I needed to get a life, before I died. I took the package and began the journey to figure … Continue reading From No Plan to a Full Life Framework
Since I completed my Retirement Transition book (more to come on final publication!), I’ve been feeling the need for a new “big project”. Keep in mind, I love (need) a plan! It was suggested I just start writing my next book. And that is a possibility. But I wondered about other things to explore this … Continue reading 19 Possible New Things to Explore in 2019
On my Autumn Bucket List was the item “be spontaneous”. I’ve been struggling with executing this action item. Is planned spontaneity too much of an oxymoron? Trying to be more spontaneous meant less structured plans. And for me, that lead to more ups & downs of feelings of satisfaction. When I have days of inactivity, … Continue reading Planned Spontaneity