I am using lots of tools to help me create a new retirement lifestyle — a vision statement & affirmations, a vision board for the year, a word of the year, and quarterly action plans with measures. Yes, some might consider this overkill, but my corporate workaholic tendencies are still alive and kicking. Also, as … Continue reading 2017 in Review
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
A bump in the road, a curve in the path, an obstacle on the journey. Whatever you want to call it, I experienced a big one in the first days of the New Year. A plan we had in place for 18 months, that we thought was coming to fruition next month, was suddenly gone. … Continue reading A Bump in the Road
Choosing a word for the year takes careful consideration. I contemplated a number of words after my choice last year (JOY) was so impactful for me in 2016. My word for this year finally emerged while doing my vision board for the year! My word for 2017 is Live. (the verb) Vision Board 2017 … Continue reading Vision Board & Word of the Year — 2017
As I looked back at my 7 Life Domains Model on which I based my retirement life vision, I realized that I had not fully investigated the area of Self-Development/Volunteering. Serendipity has raised her head on this topic as well: A friend recently sent me the quote “You are either green and growing or ripe … Continue reading What is Personal Growth in Retirement?
I really enjoyed reading the in-depth survey recently published by Age Wave/Merrill Lynch where they talk about the 4 phases of retirement. Having just passed my 2-year into retirement mark, I have definitely lived the “2-year retirement transition” phase they called Liberation and Self-Discovery. I do believe I am entering the next (quite long) phase … Continue reading Freedom versus Commitment
Recently, one of the bloggers I followed recommended a new book by an author I had read during my transition. This new book, as with many authors, includes a repeat of some of the same great tools and exercises the author finds especially useful – in this case tools to aid in transitioning. It made … Continue reading Hindsight