Guest Posts

Sunday Guest Post Series: Natalie the Explorer

Greetings! I'm Natalie, the blogger behind Natalie the Explorer. First, I'd like to thank Donna for inviting me to write a short guest post that highlights my blog. I've enjoyed Donna's writing, and other guest bloggers' writing in her Sunday Guest Post series. I'm happy to participate today. Second, I'd like to thank you for… Continue reading Sunday Guest Post Series: Natalie the Explorer

cherished
Gratitude, Link Ups, Retirement

Cherished Blogfest: My Most Cherished Gifts

On one of my most recent blog posts,  a fellow blogger commented that she was struck by the numerous “soul-enhancing relationships” that she observed in my words and photos. Her comment stayed with me. It was absolutely true. My life is overflowing with ‘soul enhancing’ relationships. It’s the reason that I retired early (so that… Continue reading Cherished Blogfest: My Most Cherished Gifts

Reflection, Retirement

Loafing and Puttering…How I’ve Missed Thee!

One of my favourite features of retirement is the ability to 'loaf and putter' whenever I like. Okay, maybe not precisely 'whenever I like'...but pretty close. One of the things that I was looking most forward to when we returned home from our Camino Adventures on September 1 was loafing and puttering. Somehow it didn't… Continue reading Loafing and Puttering…How I’ve Missed Thee!

Guest Posts, Retirement

Sunday Guest Post Series: ‘Deb’s World’

I’m Debbie from Deb’s World. I’m excited that Donna has invited me to share my thoughts in her Sunday Series: Favourite Retirement/Lifestyle bloggers. I’ve been a great fan of Donna’s blog for ages now. Her posts and support helped keep me sane in the early days when I was facing my redundancy and was very… Continue reading Sunday Guest Post Series: ‘Deb’s World’

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Reflection, Travel

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah

At different times in my life, I have come across something that seemed 'too good to be true’…only to discover that it was even better than I could have possibly imagined. My most recent example of this is Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. I had heard about Best Friends through a couple of… Continue reading Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah

Leisure
Guest Posts, Retirement

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives: Some Days in the Life of an Almost-Retired Person

What do retired people do all day? What exactly is “retired” anyway? Better yet, what should retired people do all day? Are you retired and living the “life?” Have you retired and are feeling financial pressure and lack of motivation to do things? Or are you newly retired and still playing catch-up with your new… Continue reading Second Wind Leisure Perspectives: Some Days in the Life of an Almost-Retired Person