One of the things I did this spring was to explore a 21-day on-line meditation podcast (sponsored by Oprah and Deepak Chopra). For me this was both something new and something out of my comfort zone. I’ve never done podcasts (don't judge my tech-phobia), nor had I really tried meditation. Savasana in yoga or daily … Continue reading Meditation Exploration
When you’re transitioning into retirement with only a limited plan of what comes next, often voiced fears include what will I do and will I be bored. The stereotypes for retirees and early retirees are no longer true, but are still firmly engrained: Retirees move south to golf everyday or spend time with the grandkids … Continue reading What is retirement life really like?
Since retiring I have spent time reading about longevity and healthy aging. It’s not a new area of exposure for me, but it is interesting that I have time and energy now to implement some of the things/activities recommended. I’ve noticed that the newest buzzword for this area is “self-care”…so to be current, here my … Continue reading Self-Care in Retirement
Participating in the blog-link-up on Seasonal Bucket list has not made spring arrive any sooner this year. In fact, winter is hanging on longer than I can ever remember. However, it is time to consider - has the extended winter kept me from activating my Spring Bucket list? My Spring Theme had 10 New Things … Continue reading Spring Bucket List Update – Am I Soaring?
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
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?