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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Reinvention Quote of the Day–Put In Your Reps

COOL TEXT INSPIRATION

An excerpt from James Clear’s newsletter today:

Your 1st blog post will be bad, but your 1000th will be great.

Your 1st workout will be weak, but your 1000th will be strong.

Your 1st meditation will be scattered, but your 1000th will be focused.

Put in your reps.

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And an article on…

The Neurological Benefits of Practice

 

A reminder to readers: This blog isn’t about my preaching to you as much as it is about me getting myself moving in the right direction.
My next post: My wife asks to see some of my recent work…Uh-ohhhh. How do I package all these various creative ventures…and misadventures?

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.

 

Re-retired, come mid-June and…

…looking forward to more work on this blog.

retirement road sign

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Just a few days ago, I was told that I no longer met the unlisted qualifications for the 32 hour-a-week job which was now being reduced to 20 hours a week. Let’s see…12 fewer hours…to somehow do the same work my colleagues and I needed 32 hours to complete…which would require additional unlisted skills.

I’ll probably need my first couple of months just to figure that one out.

But it means that I’ll soon return to full retirement…

Buddy on his back

rather than the ‘retirement weekends’ I was taking.

And so I plan to redouble my efforts to reach folks who are/will be retired and who want to explore their own inclinations to write, paint, build, photograph, sculpt, design, wander, and find novelty in their daily lives.

This will include repeated reminders to ‘try new’. It is so easy to fall into routines that rob us of seeing opportunities to shake things up. Let’s face it–we’re at the stage where we should take nothing for granted, so if you have a chance to even try a spicy ketchup, a new walking route, or a different entree at Applebee’s [I’m making our lives sound pretty darned exciting, aren’t I?], then you should.

Let’s close with a round of Jeopardy:

Answer: Ourselves

Question:

What are we waiting for