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
Following my last post on finding a new herd, I thought I’d look back on one of the biggest changes I’ve experienced in my transition into retirement - relationship connections. Even 3 years into retirement this continues to be a personal challenge. While I was working, I interacted with a lot of people every day. … Continue reading Retirement & New Relationships
It's hard to acknowledge that I follow a herd mentality. Life is defined by social norms. As social animals, we find life easier and more comfortable to adhere to group roles or mimic group behavior – it promotes safety, saves energy, and the approval is a source of pleasure. So of course, given that almost … Continue reading Herd Mentality – Finding a New Herd?
During our recent African Adventure, I came across a number of Millennials and experienced first hand how different they are from me as a Baby Boomer! Yes, I know not all Millennials are the same, just as all Baby Boomers are different. But there were definitely some generational gaps I noticed. It is said that … Continue reading Fear of Missing Out?
As a recovering workaholic, I still feel guilty if I spend the afternoon doing the crossword, taking a nap, reading a book, writing a blog, or goodness, just sitting and enjoying the sunshine. Part of me feels like if I’m not working (meaning working for financial compensation), then I should be pursuing life meaning. Certainly … Continue reading Guilty about Time Wasters?
I love the serendipity when different bloggers begin talking about a similar question or life element. Recently, there’s been a few talking about answering the question for soon-to-be retirees - what do you do everyday in retirement? Or how do you answer the commonly asked question “What do you do?” if you are no longer … Continue reading Thoughts on “What Do You Do?”
Work-life balance is an older term that was created to mean you were making sure both elements had an adequate existence in your life. Many would say that it is a pipe dream. Some people have an innate sense of being able to balance the two elements. Others are more challenged to not become workaholics. The … Continue reading Does the Gig Economy Help with Work/Life Balance?