Last year, several of the items on my short term post-retirement “To Do” list involved cleaning out closets. After I retired in the fall of 2017, I made several lists … Continue Reading Overdue Closet Clean-Out
2018 marked my first full year of retirement. Retirement for many people is broken down into three phases: the go-go years, the slow-go years, and the no-go years corresponding to … Continue Reading Travel 2018 – The Go-Go Year!
October 31st 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of my retirement from full-time employment in the pharmaceutical industry. And I have to say I’ve been loving it! For the remainder of 2017, … Continue Reading I’m Loving It!
One of the items I added to my “Long Term To Do” list after I retired last year was to clean out the garage, a major undertaking given we have … Continue Reading Workbench Rescue
Earlier this year, I wrote about the many new things I had learned from reading one of my dad’s sermons each day during Lent. (This was the second year in a … Continue Reading Dad’s Last Sermon
So how’s retirement? This is a question I get asked whenever I encounter someone I have not seen or talked to in a while. I always have to pause and … Continue Reading “So How’s Retirement?” You Ask
The last weekend in October, following my last workday on Friday 27 October, I thought a lot about what my first week of retirement would be like. Even knowing that … Continue Reading Retirement – Week 1
After years and years of anticipation and months and months of planning, I retired last week. This is a self-photo I took of myself in my office on my last … Continue Reading Retired!
Now that my retirement date is less than two months away, I have really been thinking a lot about what it is going to be like to be retired. I … Continue Reading What’s It Really Going to be Like to Retire?
In 2013, I wrote a blog post about exploring the artist in me—an artistic challenge that was inspired by my admiration for a painting that hung on the wall where … Continue Reading Painting at Work
Some of the items that I will need to take home when I retire are these 11 framed photos hanging on my office wall. I cannot even begin to fathom … Continue Reading Photos on My Office Wall
I can’t get enough of reading. For someone who read very little for pleasure up until about the age of 25, I’ve sadly missed a lot of years that I … Continue Reading Unquenchable Thirst for Reading
Even though my retirement is still months away, I have already begun to clean out some old files as the archiving staff will be leaving before my last day. I … Continue Reading Old Files
A few months before my planned retirement date, I had an unusual dream. I know we do not fully understand how our minds process data while we sleep but when … Continue Reading Retirement Dreaming?
Now that my retirement is less than a year away, this is a question that has been rolling around in my head for the last several months. It probably started … Continue Reading Will I Miss My Morning Commute?
Recently, when I started my list of activities to do once I retire, golf was on that list. Interestingly, golf really hasn’t been on my mind in quite some time. … Continue Reading Golf?