Throwback Thursday

For my (new) Throwback Thursday series, I’m linking back to some of the core Retirement Transition How-to’s. Today's first of the series will look at the OVERALL Retirement Transition Process that helps you design your own unique retirement lifestyle. Based on the design thinking approach I used while working in product innovation, the Retirement Transition … Continue reading Throwback Thursday

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

My Blog Anniversary – A long look back

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

From No Plan to a Full Life Framework

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

19 Possible New Things to Explore in 2019

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

Planned Spontaneity

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

The Method in the Madness

I am Refining my Transition Plan. There is a method to the madness. My whole transition process was based on the process of Innovation Thinking (based on my career as a product designer).   For those of you new to my blog, this process is: REFLECT: A deep self-discovery introspection that becomes the foundational insights for … Continue reading The Method in the Madness

Anniversaries – A Time to Reflect

There seems to be natural moments to reflect & celebrate the past and then plan the future. For some this could be the year-end, the change of seasons, or the new moons. For me there are now two concurrent anniversaries that are making me pause to reflect and celebrate: the 4-year anniversary of retirement from … Continue reading Anniversaries – A Time to Reflect