Know Thyself - Explore who you are; Learn what you love to do. As part of my retirement transition, I needed to figure out who I was without work as my primary element. I also needed to learn what I loved to do, when work did not take up 60+ hours of my weekly mind-space. … Continue reading My Favorite Self-Discovery Tools
When you do nothing, nothing happens. The 21st Century Retirement is not about doing nothing. It’s not about sitting on the porch and watching the world go by, although that could be a nice short-term activity. It’s about figuring out what you love to do, and then doing that. Doing, not sitting. The TIAA Voices … Continue reading Doing Nothing?
A number of blogging friends are engaging in the A to Z challenge in April. The challenge is to post 26 times in the month on a single theme with postings aligning to the alphabet A to Z. I love lists and have done A to Z lists before on things like Jolts of Joy … Continue reading Soaring A to Z
I was inspired to create a Winter Bucket list by a group of bloggers (thanks Christie Hawkes) who regularly share their seasonal lists. They take a slightly different approach to their bucket list as it’s focused on just the three months of the season and therefore more specific and short term. I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading Spring Bucket List – to Soar
I enjoy having a Vision Board for the year to inspire me. I place it right next to where I write in my Morning Journal and it keeps my vision front and center and hopefully helping it manifest as the year progresses. This post captures the How-to do a Vision Board and then shares mine. … Continue reading Vision Board 2018
Recently a blogger posed the question: What thing(s) would you really regret not checking off your bucket list? It made me go: Hmmm. I am a planner. I have an action plan and check lists and daily/weekly calendars. Not everyone needs this, but for me, it keeps me balanced. I’m a worrier; I wake up … Continue reading Refine My Plan – Relook at my Possibilities List
My retirement was highly anticipated and poorly prepared. I had done due diligence on the financial side of things, but I had just vague assumptions about what life would be like if I didn't have to work everyday. I was too busy working to really figure out what I was retiring TO! And I’m sure … Continue reading 21st Century Retirement – Planning Beyond the Money