Lifestyle Framework Domains Updated

As part of writing my book, Retirement Transition (link here), I created a 7-Domain Framework for a Retirement Lifestyle. These domains were seven areas to think about holistically as one moved into retirement because retirement planning is more than the finances!  For me, as a “structure-girl”, this framework was extremely helpful in thinking through what … Continue reading Lifestyle Framework Domains Updated

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