Tag Archives: Retirement

LET IT BE PRO RE NATA

  I was so delighted by all that sunshine this morning. All the heaviness fell off my body. It helped too that I had a healthy dose of sleep last night – almost nine hours. AND the fact that I’m … Continue reading

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THE ART OF RESTING IN THE NOTHING

Sunday morning I heard and saw my spruce trees whispered to me as I stood by the window.  A feeling of calm and knowing came over me. Everything is going to be alright. The message became clearer later when I … Continue reading

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SOMETHINGS TO BE GRATEFUL FOR

I mumble mostly about the mundanes of my extraordinary ordinary life. I’m starting to feel I’m a very boring person with a boring life. I’m repeating the same stories over and over. I’m not doodling the same old, same old … Continue reading

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THE LADY WITH THE TORCH

I was never one of the nurses who counted down the years, months, weeks, days, hours, the minutes till retirement. I think I must have loved my job. If it was so intolerable that I have to do the counting, … Continue reading

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LIVE WISE

Sheba was right on the money this morning. 6:05 am was when I felt her cold wet nose, followed by her little snort. It was still pitch black. But I love that part of the day when Preston Avenue was … Continue reading

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SO YOU THINK YOU CAN TANGO

Here it is, another hot summer day, something we all yearn for in winter.  Here I am, in retirement in summer – one year and a week.  If you are expecting me to crow or gloat about it, you will … Continue reading

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A YEAR LATER

I think retirement has been good for me.  A year later, I am standing slightly straighter, my smile more relaxed, albeit goofy.  I’m working on being natural and ‘me’.  My vegetable beds look awesome, don’t they?  I’m slowly excavating and … Continue reading

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POSTCRIPT FROM THE LEDGE

You’ve made it to retirement and if you think you can just fall back into life again, guess again! It’s not that easy.  The life you once knew is no more.  For one thing, you’ve grown up.  No, you’ve grown … Continue reading

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ON RETIREMENT SO FAR

It seems surprising to me that when so many of us look towards ‘retirement’ as an answer to everything, a lot of us are also so afraid of it. My hairdresser thought I was too young and worried for me.  … Continue reading

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PIVOTAL MOMENTS

Do you have days when you hear a song over and over in your head?  Today, I am hearing Willie Nelson’s To all the girls I’ve loved before.  I’m singing and singing it to myself over and over.  Perhaps I … Continue reading

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