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What Do Almost-Retired People Do All Day?

I am delighted to answer this question on Donna Connelly's wonderful blog, Retirement Reflections, as a guest blogger in her Sunday Series. Donna shares relevant insights on the often mystical world of retirement. Please visit her page and leave us a comment. Some Days in the Life of an Almost-Retired Person Original images in featured …

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My Penance is Paid

Divorce is never good. I put something into place 20 years ago this month…my separation and subsequent divorce. It has taken 20 years to pay this penance. I got married for the first time at the ripe old age of 20. My husband was 23. Not only were we kids, we were still attending college. …

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Enough is Enough: Why I Had to Retire

Exactly one month ago, I retired from public service in recreation and parks, after 31 years. I shared several blog posts about my retirement experience, including a guest post on A Momma’s View. I thought this might be a good way to wind up my retirement series with a post from the daily prompt Enough Is …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Newly Retired Selfie

"New" is the weekly photo challenge. This picture is of me in Hawaii at Waimea a few years ago. It was my first time visiting so I was a newbie. But, this photo also represents my vision for my newly retired self. More trips to Hawaii I always say! <a href="https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/new/">New</a>

Perspectives On…Retirement, Part 3: Empty Work Spaces

It is 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 16th. I have 4 working days left. I have packed up a few more things from my office. I have deleted REALLY OLD files and saved others on a shared drive. I have taken all my personal items down from the walls. It really feels like someone has …

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Perspectives On…The Box: Retirement, Part 2

Many of you may not know that I am retiring from my leisure service organization after 30 years. My retirement date is December 26 and my last physical day of work is December 22. Today, with the boss gone and being relatively quiet around the office, I filled up a box with the first load …

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