Dear Vi, I hate to be a complainer, but I just have to tell you: Too much hand quilting, knitting, typing, and gripping heavy weights at the gym have given me tennis elbow in both arms and caused the arthritis in my hands to flare up. It’s my own fault. I let it go too… Continue reading Head and Shoulders, Knees and…Elbows? Searching for ergonomic solutions in small writing spaces
Do you choose a word to guide you for the year? Last year I chose the word Play. You can read about it here (and there are also some great family photos on that post, too!) It was the perfect word for my first year of retirement. But now it’s time to switch things up.… Continue reading Four things to build Momentum in 2015
Dear Madame Angelou, I was so sad to hear of your passing this morning. Perhaps your physical presence has moved on, but your influence will be with me forever. The words of your poem, Phenomenal Woman, influence who I am every time I read them. Thank you for teaching me how powerful I can be… Continue reading Dear Maya Angelou
On the ninth Friday from today I will walk into my office, sit down at my desk and turn on my computer for the last time. Holy Crap! It doesn’t get much more real than that, eh? excuse me while I remove my sweater…the sudden surge of adrenaline and happy dancing has brought on a… Continue reading Nine More Fridays
“You think you can. You think you can’t. Either way you’re right.” I came upon this quote on Tamara Reddy’s blog, Early Retirement Journey and it jumped right off the page at me. I’ve been feeling some trepidation lately…worries that the small budget we’ve set for ourselves won’t be adequate, worried that I will be… Continue reading what early retirement means to me
I have been pondering my upcoming retirement and what I want it to look like. Who do I want to be? What do I want to do? Ironically, it was my illness that gave me the opportunity to examine these questions. It was a devastating time for me. For a while, I couldn’t even… Continue reading Bellydance after Retirement: the beginnings of a plan!