one small change at a time. When you think of it, every time you take a photo, you’ve made a small change. You’ve adjusted your perception of the world just a little bit.
Yes, here I am still harping on the ‘try new’ ethic.
It’s not as if we have tons of time left on our clocks.
I’m not trying to be a downer here, just a fact of life and the not-so-popular alternative.
So, why not ‘try new’?
They don’t have to be cataclysmic changes. Just anything different that makes your day of retirement a little bit more interesting.
And I’ve chosen to be intentional about it…
- I ordered an ‘Italiano’ for my afternoon coffee drink. [An Italiano is a strong Americano.]
- I changed the route for Buddy’s and my midday walk.
- I added sumac [love that herb’s lemony flavor] and a balsamic reduction to my sautéed kale and onions.
- I added maple bbq sauce to my black bean soup.
- I bought a new kind of coffee from a store where I had never considered buying it. [Note: Hawaiian…]
- I’m listening to new music from a British acid jazz group Incognito.
Did I change anyone’s life?
Nope, but I changed my own.
And in retirement, why not make that a daily focus?
I’m working on a short book about lessons and realizations during my first year of retirement.
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