Retirement – Hopes! Dreams! The Bucket List

It’s not just about the “try” – it’s also about the “do”!

In a lot of ways, our society has become comfortable with the try as being the best that we can do.  How often do you hear “I will try my best” or “just try it” or, when something did not work, “I tired my best?”  As we get older, trying is not enough.  If you go through …

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Summer Entertaining – Oh! It’s l00 Degrees!

I love dining outdoors in the summer!  Just being outdoors in the beautiful weather, spending time with friends, eating and talking.  It’s perfect!  That is until the temperature soars over 100 degrees!  Who wants to cook in that heat whether it is indoors or outdoors?  I had planned the perfect outdoor event to welcome some …

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Life without a calendar – or not!

Learning to rule the calendar and not have it rule me. Recently I read a great article titled “The Calendar Free Retirement Life” written by Barbara Rady Kazdan.  It was about the joy of being retired and not having to keep a calendar anymore.  Heaven knows, before retirement I could not go to bed at …

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Retirement is the time to revisit old dreams.

Dreams can get lost but not forgotten. We all have dreams that we pursued when we were younger. You know, the dream of being President of the United States, or starting your own bakery, or playing the violin, or whatever.  For whatever the reason, we made other decisions and left those dreams to follow another …

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OK, I’m retired. What am I going to do now?

Make a plan before you retire Just as important as paying attention to the financial aspects of being retired,  you need to pay attention to the everyday what am I going to do now aspects of retirement.  Several of my friends who retired around the same time as I did found themselves bored and wondering …

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