As Spring has now come upon us, many of us do what we do every year and that is to declutter, toss things out, and clear our houses and closets and basements. We are revved up and ready to go in so many ways. Me personally, I make my “To Do” lists to ensure things … More Decluttering is Not Just for Our Things…
One of my dearest friends has the type of job that is challenging and oh so rewarding. For a couple days a week, she runs a food pantry among the many other jobs she does. For years she would share stories of what her day was like and what she enjoyed about her job, as … More Doing for Others….. Try It, You Might Like It!
It has almost been 5 years since I retired from teaching and I am still trying to find my groove. I almost wish there was some type of design or plan to follow to make the most of retirement life because right now I am sometimes feeling like I am on a “tilt and whirl” … More Waking Up Retired….Now What?
As I prepare to make a huge change in my life in the distant future, I am trying very hard to be proactive and as prepared as possible. This is because historically, whenever a big change is impending in my life, I tend to become immobilized with the awesome responsibility of the task ahead. In … More Getting Ready For A Big Change in My Life …..
Never have I been so ready to see one year end and another begin. My grandmother used to say that is wishing your life away, but I see it differently. Yes, I know logistically nothing is changing with an approaching new year. One day leads to another, just as always. But the emphasis we put … More Good-bye 2016…Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out!
Retired…but not always smiling. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say, I am smiling through the pain of loss and grief. I find myself, this year, for the first time in 64 years of my life, facing a new norm. For you see, the glue that held our family together, my mom, left … More Celebrating Holidays Through Your Grief….
People often ask “What is the best part of retirement?” My first answer is “Freedom”. Sure we all long for that day when we have the freedom of choice with our lives. The thrill of choosing what you want to do and when you want to get up are indeed some of the best parts … More Be Intentional…..