|Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2020 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
“I have had such a full life, 2 marriages, children, grandchildren, several careers and businesses, all on my own terms. I have traveled extensively. I love my life! But lately I have been feeling a bit despondent. I am 67 and fully retired, and life seems to have come to a dead stop. Never have I been without goals or dreams and it's disconcerting. Every day is the same...pleasant, peaceful, no worries or complaints, surro...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on August 8, 2020 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
Sounds great, but since we live in the real world, can you take charge of your life when you’re already up to your eyeballs with the Covid virus and all its inconveniences?
After all, you can’t meet with friends and family as you have in the past. There’s no church, no volunteer work, no spa or swim in the public pool, no lunch dates, attending sports events or enjoying movies and theatre...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on August 1, 2020 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
It's a lazy afternoon and I simply wanted to express a few thoughts and, hopefully, identify who we are as "prime timers" in this newly coined term for retired folk.
We are women, we nourish, we give life, and are often satisfied, sitting on the sidelines, making sure that those we love are healthy and happy. And that’s ok, as long as we can remember not to stray too far off t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 24, 2020 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Is the idea of being whole an elusive goal? If this is so, why are we so much at odds with ourselves and why are we haunted by having a so called "unlived life"? Is is because we're cooped up with this virus and can't move about? Perhaps it's because we've become soured by the shoulda-woulda-couldas and now have time to wonder about the way we want life to go.
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|Posted by [email protected] on July 19, 2020 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
I need to thank friends who recently responded with thoughts about the best part of retirement. Everyone agreed it was with the feeling of freedom and aliveness which was their number one response.
As we have or are about to valiantly move forward and break out of the work cocoon, we will naturally take on new risks to relate and watch our true colors re-appear.
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|Posted by [email protected] on July 18, 2020 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
Don’t we all have life stories and narratives to tell? If that holds true, I ask if you could you be that delightfully unafraid woman, called on to speak for yourself and write your own story?
I seem to have found a great amount of pleasure during this pandemic by sitting down to write for a mere fifteen minutes at a time. I've also given myself three months to complete the story of this little life of min...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 16, 2020 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
I’m driven to try and understand exactly why people stop themselves from realizing their dreams during their retirement years. Nevertheless, some seem to believe that retirement is simply the end of the road and that one cannot progress much further.
It is evident to me that not everyone who calls themse...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 12, 2020 at 11:05 PM||comments (0)|
There comes a time or two in life when I wonder if it is my fault that I feel the way I do or if I can blame another person for their poor attitude. Granted, the latter is easier to grasp, although careful examination may prove me wrong.
They say that time heals all wounds and misunderstandings happen, yet time favors no one To...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 12, 2020 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
As I look around at what's transpiring in the world today, it's about time to let go of fears for safety and take up the notion that we will all be okay, given time to heal our nation. Best of all, I am truly grateful for the fact that I can breathe!
I do pray that the years ahead find me mentally alert, always curious, socially important and spiritually alive. But for now, my job is to embrace and gi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2020 at 8:45 PM||comments (1)|
Everyone faces new challenges and problems in their lives and the "mix" is a little different with each person. It appears to be a matter of how we look at ourselves, that we can come to an understanding that we are OK, that we'll survive it alone and that life will go on as it should.
You see, some aren't as fortunate as others, by having another person(s) there at home, to give s...Read Full Post »