Retirement eCard…time for a second home?

Continuing work on my Incomplete Book of Retirement Wisdom, which also doubles as a collection of eCards.


Save/download the image above and send it to a retired/soon-to-retire friend or family member.
Better yet…

  • call it up in an image editing program [even a presentation program like PowerPoint will work]

  • slap an even better caption on top of mine or add a personal comment

  • export it as a JPG or PNG, and email/text message it to that person.

 

Retirement eCard…Get in touch with nature.

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Continuing work on my Incomplete Book of Retirement Wisdom.

The book doubles as a collection of eCards.

Suggestions:

— Save/download the image above and send it to a retired/soon-to-retire friend.

— Better yet…

  1. call it up in an image editing program [even a presentation program like PowerPoint will work]

  2. slap an even better caption on top of mine or add a personal comment

  3. export it as a JPG or PNG, and email/text message it to that friend.

 

 

Retirement eCard…Yes! A ‘guys weekend’!

Retirement Guys Weekend for RRR cropped



After completing a five-day ‘showing up’ challenge, I’m focusing these next four days just on my Incomplete Book of Retirement Wisdom.

More on the challenge later…

The book doubles as a collection of eCards.

Suggestions:

— Save/download the image above and send it to a retired/soon-to-retire friend.

— Better yet…

  1. call it up in an image editing program [even a presentation program like PowerPoint will work]

  2. slap an even better caption on top of mine or add a personal comment

  3. export it as a JPG or PNG, and email/text message it to that friend.

 

 

What is a ‘retirement concept list’?

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Concept list? What is that?

Readers with retirement/next chapter on their minds…

Here is an exhaustive list of topics and terms related to the subject, in case it helps with any of your creative endeavors. I know it’s been a valuable resource for me.

Retirement Concept List PDF

And a screenshot sample…

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What I’m reading…book on retiring wild, happy, and free

book cover of How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
Photo of my own book from http://vipbooks.us/

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get from Your Financial Advisor

by Ernie Zelinsky


Some of his section titles: [selected to reaffirm this blog’s intent]

  • Create a new identity because your old one won’t do.

  • Work at something that is not so much a job, but a fun thing to do.

  • Reclaiming your creative spirit will put joyful purpose into your retirement life.

  • An ounce of action is worth a ton of sitting around.

  • Don’t leave this world with songs unsung that you would like to sing.

 

How to Draw Yourself Out of a Creative Funk–New York Times article

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Greetings fellow creators.

The title of this piece says it all.

Author and artist Malaka Gharib shares these tips:

  1. Set an Extremely Tight Deadline      She suggests a word count or a time limit.

  2. Take Advantage of How Little Time You Have.

  3. When You Don’t Know Where to Start, Look Around.     Okay, go ahead, call it ‘eavesdropping’ or ‘spying’. Hey, no malice intended. You’re just trying to be an artist!

  4. Draw On Your Memories (Or Just Draw Your Memories)     Think of how evocative the old family album can be. Tap the power of those photos in your mind.