What is YOUR story? Where are YOU now? What Chapter are YOU on?

79639-20160221As I continue to seek out what retirement and aging means to me, I realize that many are thinking about the same thing but many are not! No longer does retirement mean to sit idly by while we “wait out” the last chapter.  The bigger question becomes (and it will be different for each one of us), “What do I want to do with the last chapter?” I am beginning to realize that many people don’t know where to begin. Perhaps here is a place where those of us who have started on this journey to realization can share with others. What are YOU doing since you retired? What does retired actually mean? I RETIRED from one thing but now I am moving on to another. Perhaps the word “retired” is more in line with the word “income.” My “income” has certainly changed but I am still a vibrant individual, full of ideas and desires….and better yet…I still dream!

My followers are still few as I am new at this blogging thing. Perhaps everyone can invite just one person to follow along. For those followers that are not yet
“retired,” perhaps you will learn from our thoughts. Or better yet, perhaps you can share you current stories for in the end, they will shape your retirement to a large extent. Remember, this blog is not just about retirement…it is about  our JOURNEY.

This is a place for us to share “journey stories” and bits of wisdom in the hopes that we can learn from each other–young and old. The stories change from day to day, from year to year. It is said, that with age comes wisdom. I say, with age ( I am 61) we are more determined to seek wisdom and learn about the journey we call life! For me, I seek the answers in song. It  speaks to my heart and, comforts my soul and says what words alone cannot.  If music is truly the universal language then we can spread the power of healing through song. We are all on a journey and this is the account of my journey. Our paths may be different but our journeys are the same…to seek the truth and purpose of our existence..

2 thoughts on “What is YOUR story? Where are YOU now? What Chapter are YOU on?

    1. It seems we share the same name! My FIRST retirement was due to a medical situation
      (I needed spinal surgery) and I had enough “years in the education system that I was able to take an early retirement. 5 months after my surgery, I went back into educational administration for 1 more year. The year proved to be difficult physically although I didn’t know why at the time. I retired for a second time and almost a year later was diagnosed with RA. Still a new diagnosis, trying to figure out meds. Please feel free to share your story here so others can learn from your experiences!

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