“The best-laid plans of mice and men”… and apparently, retirement transitioners. When life puts detours on your path, being resilient and adjusting is part of a successful retirement. And I am hell-bent on having a successful retirement. So it’s time for adjusting my plan. What is the latest detour in my path? I’ve received a diagnosis of … Continue reading Change of Plan
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?
At the recommendation of a few other bloggers, I went to my local WordCamp weekend conference. While I had a mixed reaction to the event, I was glad I went. And in fact, will probably go again next year. Here’s a quick synopsis of that mixed reaction: I’m (just) a hobby blogger. The local WordCamp … Continue reading WordCamp Cincinnati
At a recent conference I attended, the topic of neuroscience and its relationship to personality was presented. This is a quick snapshot of the topic – mostly because I think it’s another example of understanding yourself better, and also understanding those whom you regularly interface with better. Better understanding myself allows me to understand what … Continue reading Neuroscience – the study of brain circuitry to understand personality
Relocation is a big part of many retirement transitions and it was part of my retirement vision. While our new home is downsized (from 4 bed, 4.5 bath to a 2 bed, 2.5 bath), it is still 3 stories and actually has more steps leading into it (8 steps up to the front porch). It … Continue reading Sense of Place
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
In the past 2 weeks, I’ve run into 2 old acquaintances. Over 20 years ago, both of these women were integral parts of my life. But over time, we lost touch and we don't even exchange Christmas cards any more. We’re not even Facebook friends. It raises the question for me, why did the Universe … Continue reading Old Acquaintances/Old Memories