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
We just took our “honeymoon stage” retirement trip this month – an 18 day African Safari in Kenya and Tanzania. As it coincided with our 25th wedding anniversary, I did call it our second honeymoon. It was a bucket list item for me, similar to our first honeymoon. That one was to visit castles in … Continue reading My African Adventure
I have had a lot to learn about daily living as part of retirement transition. I was a workaholic; my work defined my daily and weekly living. Work/life balance was solidly on the work side of things. When the work went away, I needed to figure out how to live life. I’m still a beginner … Continue reading Learning to Live
Last year, during my research into retirement transition I discovered a tool I’m calling 10 Lives. The tool has you list 10 lives you'd like to live and then “Pick one and just do it for a month.” It was a way of trying to overcome one of my fears with starting something – … Continue reading My Month of Yoga
In early 2016, I was encouraged to create a 2016 Vision Board. Vision Boards are a fun way to use your creative side to visualize a future. My Vision Board for 2016 was full of color, created a very positive feel for my year, and supported the word of the year I had chose - … Continue reading Vision Board – 2016 Culmination
Recently I wrote about focusing on friendship to build stronger relationship connections in this next stage of life. With the loss of so many of my connections post-working, I’ve had to re-think what does friendship really mean. When I retired, I lost a significant portion of people I considered to be friends. These friends were … Continue reading What is Friendship?