Regrets – I have a few

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Thinking more about end of life situations where you examine your life and regret things you didn’t do, here are somethings that I regret doing. Exercise – I hate it and resent doing it. If I die anytime soon, I … Continue reading

The worry warrior

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Some people don’t care about much. I wish I was one of them. I care about a lot of stuff. Some of it is valid — who will take care of my cats if they outlive me — but most is … Continue reading

The clock is ticking

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Time is an illusion.” — Albert Einstein “The older you get, the faster time flies.” — My Mom She also said “You’ll be sorry!” when I was wishing for a distant event to happen. (Like Christmas when I was six!) … Continue reading

Learning on the journey

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It was a tsunami. It was building under the surface but I couldn’t see it coming. It will be five years since I retired. I love the calm and peaceful way of life. No rushing to go anywhere. Do what … Continue reading

Relishing retirement and “conscious squandering”

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People ask me about retirement. Do I enjoy it? Hell, yeah! Really, I’m lucky! Very lucky! No white-knuckle driving! I was grateful during the last record-breaking snowstorm. I didn’t have to drive or worry about parking. There was no need to … Continue reading

How fast does hair really grow?

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Remember when you were a kid and everything took forever? There was at least six months between December 1 and 25? A school year was actually three years between September and summer vacation? It took forever to get to where … Continue reading

Lessons learned from absence

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The beloved husband has been on a trip for five days. Since I’ve retired, this is the longest time we’ve been apart. Having spent the greater part of my life living on my own, I’m independent. I am comfortable in … Continue reading