Category: Retirement

What Do Almost-Retired People Do All Day?

Graphic Depicting Retirement Activities

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…

Online Thieves are Looking for You by Bob Lowry

Media thieves are looking for you. Don't leave yourself vulnerable

Originally posted on Olderhood.com:
Online Thieves Are Looking For You by Bob Lowry The holiday shopping season has begun in earnest. Projections are a 10% increase in online sales over last year, which already set records. Unfortunately, that means a growing opportunity for…

Guest Post: Searching for Balance in Retirement

Retirement brings leisure in the form of a hammock

I am pleased to feature a fellow WordPress blogger Janis H. Her post first appeared on her website Retirementally Challenged. I encourage you to visit her blog! Take it away, Janis!   Sometimes it seems like it’s been much less than two years since…

My Penance is Paid

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Perspectives On…The Work We’ve Done and Letting Go

The joy (or threat) of retirement has enabled me to take a critical look at the last few years of working in the public sector in leisure service delivery. I oversee (for a few more days) aquatics and adult sports programs, services and staff….

Why Retire At 55? (Part 1)

Originally posted on A Momma's View:
I have a unique opportunity to retire at age 55; maybe not that unique, but more of a rarity. I was fortunate to begin work for a recreation and parks department at a municipal government agency at…

Perspectives On…Happy Birthdays

December 4 marks a major birthday milestone for me today. The BIG 5-5! Why is age 55 a milestone you might ask? Why not 60 or 70? If you follow my blog you know that I retire in less than three weeks. For public…

Photography 101: Glass Treasures

With my retirement looming in 17 days, I am busily cleaning my office. Last Friday, I moved several items off my window sill. This morning upon walking in, framed in the window with the sunlight streaming onto the sill, I spied an old treasure….

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…

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