Reflection, Retirement

Why in the Heck Am I so Busy?!!

It’s been three full years since my retirement. I can still (faintly) hear well-intended voices saying, “You’ll regret leaving work early.” “You’ll be utterly and completely bored!” Now that ample time has passed, I can honestly reply, “No” and “Not one little bit!” Boredom never crosses my mind. As a matter of fact, it’s quite… Continue reading Why in the Heck Am I so Busy?!!

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Link Ups, Retirement

Reflection: Surviving the A to Z Challenge

All participants of the #atozchallenge have been asked to write a reflection on their experience. Here's mine. Top Ten Lessons from the A to Z Challenge   In many ways, taking part in the A to Z Challenge was like walking the Camino Trail. You leave the journey in touch with a different aspect of… Continue reading Reflection: Surviving the A to Z Challenge

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Link Ups, Retirement

A to Z Challenge: Day Twenty-One – “U”

'U' stands for 'Never Underestimate the Power of Your Slow Cooker.' I loved being able to lie uninterrupted for most of yesterday. Today, I have emerged from underneath my covers...slowly. Needing to venture out this afternoon to work with a new batch of puppies at our local shelter, I wish to remain unruffled for the… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Twenty-One – “U”

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Guest Posts, Retirement

Shallow Reflections’ Guest Post: Molly’s Updated Plans for Semi-Retirement

From Retirement Reflections: I am delighted to have author Molly Stevens join us again as a Guest Host. Molly has provided us with an update on how her goals for Semi-Retirement have been going. Whatever your stage of life, some of her "accomplishments" may sound familiar. Welcome back, Molly! I rescinded my resignation last September,… Continue reading Shallow Reflections’ Guest Post: Molly’s Updated Plans for Semi-Retirement

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Guest Posts, Retirement

Sunday Guest Post Series: How Not to Kill Time

Have you ever heard or read this quote before? ‘Life is like a toilet roll The nearer you get to the end The quicker it runs out.’ I can’t remember where I first heard that quote, but it has stuck with me ever since. Before I retired in 2012, my life was hectic, and time… Continue reading Sunday Guest Post Series: How Not to Kill Time