All posts filed under: retirement

2019 and all that …

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Acceptance / Australia / Friends and family / Geography / Gratitude / retirement

I am thinking about next year and where to focus my interest and my energies. I am not one for New Year’s resolutions or for setting goals but I like to pause and consider what I want to include or change in my year ahead. 2018 was a pretty good year for me. It was very busy and enjoyable year with my U3A (University of the Third Age) commitments. It was one of those years […]

Retired… what now?

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retirement / Uncategorized

Today was the final gathering of a small group I have been leading each Monday morning for the last six weeks. It was titled, Transitioning to Retirement and part of U3A – University of the Third Age. Feedback from participants suggested I should change the title of the group – hence “Retired…what now?” was suggested as an alternative. We looked at all most of the issues that we face during retirement such as seeking a new direction, […]

Ouch! That hurt!

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Gratitude / Meaning of life and that stuff / retirement

I had an aha! moment today. Ever since giving up full time work I have tried out volunteering with the idea that I am offering a service to my community (will all the feel-good stuff that goes along with it). I have experienced many false starts and have been a little puzzled as to why it didn’t turn out as I hoped it would. Just recently I have offered my services to another group and […]

Passages/Stages/Phases

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Acceptance / Baby Boomers / encore / encore careers / retirement / social responsibility

I am currently reading The Big Shift: Navigating to the New Stage Beyond Midlife, by Mark Freedman. As a result of learning about Marc and the Encore movement I decided to start-up a blog/website called Encore Australia. I am hoping to tap into the numbers of baby boomers in Australia who are currently trying to navigate the second half of their lives in the 21st Century with out-dated guidance from the previous century. My own experience […]