Or is it the other way around?
In reality, they probably work hand in hand.
When everyone on earth was writing more posts, creating more courses, selling more products [no matter that I didn’t have anything to sell nor was I even thinking ‘sales’], it was easy to get drawn into that trap.
And while wrestling with the feeling that I should be doing ‘more’, it would have been nice to have these reminders to gain perspective. [Thank you, Amy Johnson from tinybuddha.com]
It was a weird thing, but early on in my year, it seemed like there was always an internal tug-of war–Should I do this? Can I do that?
Things in the past as simple as writing a short blog post…”Is the wording exactly right?” “Is there really any value in these words…for anybody?” “Maybe it needs an extra day to cool off.”
Did this uncertainty come from the shift to a new chapter in life?
I loved the very infrequent snow days when I was teaching. They felt like a gift of 24 free hours.
It wasn’t long before I latched onto my retirement mantra: Every day is a snow day!
I retired for twelve months and learned plenty. I’ll be posting my impressions and lessons–I’ll call them ‘stepping stones‘–as a friend, not an advisor, and certainly not as an expert. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Your experiences–whether anticipated or already encountered–may vary widely. Sounds good to me.
Again, I’m just sharing. And if there is some resource or website I can pass along, all the better.
Let’s move forward. That’s what ‘retire-renew’ is all about…
I plan to have a little fun while building this site. Come on back. [Hey! I’ve been there! You have the time! ;->]
The trouble with retirement is you never get a day off.–Abe Lemons