Retirees’ Creative Reinvention Day 16: As you’re learning, you’re teaching.

Austin Amateurs teach

More from Show Your Work **by Austin Kleon.

Fellow Retirees: Reframe your standing as a ‘creative’. We are a few among the many, all at different stages.

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Thanks for reading and stay vigilant for opportunities
to stretch and flex those creative muscles.

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** I’m mixing in different links to Austin K so they don’t all lead to a ‘buy’ page. Note: I just value the guy’s work. Not making a dime off the links.

Retirees’ Creative Reinvention Day 15: We’re not alone.

Austin rapid change equals amateurs

More from Show Your Work by Austin Kleon.

Fellow Retirees: Reframe your standing as a ‘creative’. We are a few among the many, all at different stages.

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Thanks for reading and stay vigilant for opportunities
to stretch and flex those creative muscles.

 

Retirees’ Creative Reinvention Day 14: Embrace your amateurism…

Austin willing to try 2

Still with the ‘you’ve made a decision to create‘ thread, through the week, I’ll be sharing quotes from Show Your Work by Austin Kleon.

Fellow Retirees: What do we have to lose?

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Thanks for reading and stay vigilant for opportunities
to stretch and flex those creative muscles.

 

Retirement Pondering Point: Six thoughts on reading obituaries

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  1. I read them only to the point where you’re inspired to do something special or different with my day.
  2. I try to find at least one thing the obituary’s subject did that might reassure you? [ex: feel good that you accomplished something similar]
  3. If they do weigh me down on a given day, I just move on. There’s no reason to force it.
  4. “Obits have next to nothing to do with death and, in fact, absolutely everything to do with the life.” New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox.
  5. “…a good obit illuminates not just one particular individual’s story but also the broader idea of all that is possible in life.”  STEPHANIE ZACHAREK May 4, 2017. http://time.com/4766634/the-art-of-obit-a-life-in-800-words/
  6. Quote from Austin Kleon about reading obituaries: “Reading them is a way for me to think about death while also keeping it at arm’s length.”  Austin Kleon Show Your Work