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?
Part of my word-of-the-year includes the concept of activating. To SOAR, you need to take that first step, that leap of faith, that jump into the unknown. I am finding it hard to activate some long-held to-do activities. This blog is a personal pep talk on discovering why I can't take that first step, and … Continue reading Activation Energy – A Personal Pep Talk
Writing inspiration comes from many places. Recently I’ve encountered a few different references about trying to understand what’s really important. This was a great thing to think about moving into a new year. Karen Hume at Profound Journey talked about her morning journaling: “In selecting and writing about the most important thing that happened … Continue reading Am I doing what’s really important to me?
I’ve just read a series of winter bucket list blogs, following links on Christie Hawkes post, which really inspired me. And, one of the tools for ensuring you do things (take action) is to tell others your intentions. So I’m compelled to publish my own Winter/Holiday Bucket list. While winter doesn’t begin astrologically until … Continue reading Winter Bucket List
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