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?
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
My retirement was highly anticipated and poorly prepared. I had done due diligence on the financial side of things, but I had just vague assumptions about what life would be like if I didn't have to work everyday. I was too busy working to really figure out what I was retiring TO! And I’m sure … Continue reading 21st Century Retirement – Planning Beyond the Money
Following my last post on finding a new herd, I thought I’d look back on one of the biggest changes I’ve experienced in my transition into retirement - relationship connections. Even 3 years into retirement this continues to be a personal challenge. While I was working, I interacted with a lot of people every day. … Continue reading Retirement & New Relationships
It's hard to acknowledge that I follow a herd mentality. Life is defined by social norms. As social animals, we find life easier and more comfortable to adhere to group roles or mimic group behavior – it promotes safety, saves energy, and the approval is a source of pleasure. So of course, given that almost … Continue reading Herd Mentality – Finding a New Herd?
During our recent African Adventure, I came across a number of Millennials and experienced first hand how different they are from me as a Baby Boomer! Yes, I know not all Millennials are the same, just as all Baby Boomers are different. But there were definitely some generational gaps I noticed. It is said that … Continue reading Fear of Missing Out?
As a recovering workaholic, I still feel guilty if I spend the afternoon doing the crossword, taking a nap, reading a book, writing a blog, or goodness, just sitting and enjoying the sunshine. Part of me feels like if I’m not working (meaning working for financial compensation), then I should be pursuing life meaning. Certainly … Continue reading Guilty about Time Wasters?