There is a rhythm that runs through your days. Your personal rhythm is almost second nature in how you manage your daily life. After 30+ years of working, it can be a bit choppy and chaotic, but there is still a daily rhythm. You don't need to think about waking, eating, working, commuting, and maybe, … Continue reading The Rhythm of Life
Am I a “different me” in retirement? A while back, a FIRE blogger (Ms ONL) contemplated if she would fundamentally change in retirement. I initially commented to her that you are the same person after you retire that you were before. I pointed out to her that I had the same core values, the same … Continue reading Am I Different in Retirement?
When I tell folks that I am a blogger, I am often immediately asked if I make money on it. No, I’m not trying to monetize my blog. So, why do I continue to blog, if not for the money? What defines success? Is my blog a success? First, let’s look at the numbers. … Continue reading Why do I (continue to) blog?
A couple of questions that continue to challenge me in retirement transition: How can I be more like those who have learned to not care what others think and to focus on what matters just to them? How can I move away from doing things because I think I should or because that's what's done by … Continue reading Stages of Adult Development
There is a lot of research about the benefits of a strong circle of friends, especially as we grow older. It seems like all the research published the why it’s important, but little is ever written on the How to do it! How do you maintain friendships as your life dramatically changes moving into retirement? … Continue reading Investment in Friendship
I’ve read repeatedly that the traditional retirement is considered to be a thing of the past. The older retiree stereotype of working for one company, living frugally/saving well, and retiring to a lifestyle of leisure activities and a snowbird lifestyle… no longer a valid profile. Oh dear, I fit this profile! The 21st Century Retirement … Continue reading A Purpose-driven Retirement?
I recently attended a work-related conference. I can hear folks now… What? Aren’t you retired? But retirement doesn't mean that I’m not still working part-time, consulting in my field of expertise. And the fact was the conference was right here in town, less than 6 miles from my house, and very much related to my … Continue reading Intention versus Real Habit Formation