Author: MargeKatherine

What I learned at camp…

RYLA sunrise hike

… To trust, listen and allow. Last week I volunteered as a Senior Counselor at a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp. Everyone told me it would be amazing. Magical. Life-Changing. Mind-Blowing. Wow, it was even more than that! I learned so much about our kids, team building, leadership, friendship and trust. And I learned

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The story of retirement: Begin here.

Now what that I am retired?

One day the building, place, store, cubicle, office, etc. where I used to go daily, and felt connected to … is no longer. I broke ties. They said good-bye. That place is no longer in my world. Instead, my world is under my command. Get up and exercise. Or not. If not, no one will

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Retired: Try IVHQ – Volunteer Travel Organization

La Vida es Bella

Last week my friend told me about her plans to volunteer abroad. She has made plans to travel with IVHQ read more below) and stay in Italy to care for cats. She is beside herself with giggles and is in the mental stage of the plot  – renting out her house, giving notice at work

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Retired: Renting rooms to traveling nurses

Retired and want to rent a room in your house to a traveling nurse? Keep reading… Furnished Finders – furnishedfinders.com  Recently I found a website called Furnished Finders. The website states “Furnished Finder is a short-term housing provider for travel nurses and other business travelers who need furnished housing. We boast a 92 day average

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Retired: Living rent-free as a property caretaker!

Have you ever considered becoming the caretaker of a property? The Caretaker Gazette is a newsletter filled with a huge list of  amazing properties across the globe. There are properties in NY City lofts, ranches in Nevada, farms in New Zealand and castles in Italy. How about working as a caretaker at a beach house

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The Delight of Being Retired

Horsetooth Reservoir, Fort Collins, CO

I recently read a book titled The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo. It was a story about the Pope and the Dali Lama hiding out for a few days in the garb of ordinary people. They wanted to be unseen by others so they could see the world again. I love the title

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Crash moments: When everything changes

We’ve all had these ‘crash moments’ in our world. When everything that kept us busy and struggling the night before is gone and something HUGE is on the table. We immediately take stock of our lives and determine what’s most important. The little things fall away. The overcrowded schedules disappear, family meals matter more, communication and honesty are incorporated into conversations again. 

The Sun: Thought-Provoking-my gift to you!

The Sun Magazine

Two years ago at Christmas I received a subscription to The Sun magazine (thesunmagazine.org) And I was confounded. Neither me nor my friend has a religion affiliation unless you call sunrise hikes, evening kayaking or nighttime star-gazing a religion. Which we do, actually. Even still, it took me by surprise. Until I read The Sun.