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Sunday Stills: Whistle While You #Work

This holiday weekend, Labor Day (in the U.S.), is the traditional end to the summer, as school begins, and vacations are all but over. According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of …

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49 Days In 1988: Week 31 – First Night – Hugh’s Views & News

Many thanks to Hugh for featuring me on his blog today! This weekly feature shares accounts from his journal written in the 1980s and introduces bloggers' book project and favorite 80s songs! If you have not visited Hugh's blog yet, please stop by! Photo by Emre Gencer on Unsplash via 49 Days In 1988: Week …

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Weekend Coffee Share: Autumn Edition

If we were having coffee, after a fun week of reading Halloween-themed blogs and posting a few of my own, I would tell you that it is nice to finally get into autumn mode. If we were having coffee I would offer you a wonderful pumpkin-spice flavored coffee, I found at Trader Joe’s. I add …

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One Door Opens

Door What is the old saying? "As one door closes, another door opens." For the Weekly Photo Challenge, I submit two doors. I walked out of this door for the last time in December when I retired. This door represented 30+ years of work in the public recreation field. Situated in a community center, this …

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How Do You Do?

To kick off week four of The Leisure Link, I want you to try a little experiment. To preface this, when introducing yourself to someone new, what do you say? Traditionally, we say something like, “Hello, my name is Terri and I am a lecturer at a university.” What do you notice here? When we …

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On Time and Spending it Well

How we spend our precious time cannot be more well said than what Karen has written in this post. She sums up the choices we make for our leisure time. Worth your time to read. This post is a great example of one that I encourage to be shared on my link-up at The Leisure Link.

Fill Your Own Glass


Ask a random sampling of people how their time is best spent, and chances are you will hear different responses.  One will tell you that it is the hour just before bedtime spent snuggling and reading with his children.  Another might say it is the days spent putting together the presentation guaranteed to land a big new client for her company.  Still another will vow that the stolen moments of solitude in the middle of a hectic week are the ones that matter most.  The wonderful thing is that each of these answers is the right one.

During the career driven years of my late twenties and early thirties I misled myself into believing that the countless evenings and weekends spent working were fulfilling.  I realized down the road that those extra hours at the office, far from enriching my life, were the very ones that were sucking the life…

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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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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. When the great recession hit California in 2010, we experienced deep …

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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. My daughter made the  "#1 Mom" in 1993 as an 8-year …

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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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