February 16, 2019 I haven’t written on my blog in a while. I do write almost everyday in my journal and it helps me understand where I am in life’s journey. I ramble on about many of the things I think about in today’s complex world. As a write I think about what I need … More RETIREMENT IS A CHALLENGE
What a powerful mantra. I have been reading books by Ruiz, Palmer, Kornfield, Brown and learning and relearning that I just need to accept me for me. I am enough! As you travel life’s journey you pass through so many stages in your own development. Yes, you realize early in life that there … More I AM ENOUGH!
Spring is here! Graduations, end of the year celebrations are present… a time for endings and new beginnings. As I look back in my own journey through life I have had many transitions to new beginnings. I have learned so much from these transitions and I have also learned I have more to learn. So … More Life’s learnings
You’re seventy! Doesn’t really seem true when someone says that to me. I find it difficult to grasp. How did I get this old already? My body may be seventy but inside I am probably not over 50. I feel and think like I am in the discovery, experimental mode of my life. I … More YOU’RE 70!
Evolution….. Evolve! I am evolving each day, working to develop into a better person who lives life to the fullest. This should be a goal for all of us because we should and need to be learning something new each day. When we stop learning we stop living. I have observed many who think they … More EVOLVING…
HOLIDAYS ARE PART OF THE JOURNEY Holidays can be a difficult time for many. As I continue to work through this transition in retirement, I find that I need to simplify life even more during Christmas and New Years. In trying to analyze the why of my feelings, I realize that the expectations for this … More Journey through Holidays
Retirement brings life into a different light. You are looking at life through a different lens. As you travel this journey of life you learn to adapt to the challenges set before you. One aspect we all have to deal with is being alone and loneliness. There are differences between being alone and being … More Alone vs Loneliness
During your life’s journey, your meaning for life changes at different stages. You think your purpose in life will be to study and get that degree and then to begin your career. My purpose and focus for 39 years was being an educator and all that entails. For me this was a vocation and … More Purpose- the reason for your journey…
If you are a type A female who has juggled being a wife (and/or ex-wife), mother, student and career woman most of your life, retirement can be scary. You have identified yourself with your career and title too. So as you begin the transition to retirement you feel afraid, anxious and a little lost. … More Your Identity- Who Am I?
TRANSITIONING TO ANOTHER DECADE… In four days I will be 70 years old. Wow entering this decade is just blowing my mind. For any other decade I had no reaction… I just moved on. But this one is different. I think it is because at one time in our history life expectancy was around … More Transitioning to Another Decade