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
The hike I took this morning would have gone much easier if I had someone next to me as I climbed. As it was, I told myself – just get to the tree, just get to the rock, just get to the next curve. And with each baby step, I climbed higher.
Well, there are actually so MANY things to do but I wanted to keep it brief for now. Basically, when you first retire, you do those things top on your list … then when those are done, on to more and more and more and … Empty drawers and clean out the fridge. Clean the
Three sisters checking out the Finger Lakes Wines on a Sunday afternoon in May! Yumm! Lots of places to choose from that’s for sure! Enough to keep us busy for the day! Slow-paced and fun! One thing you might really enjoy about our Sunday outing was our plan was to actually go to the
There are no new ideas. Not really.So when a statement stands out from the rest, it makes me sit taller and pay attention. Bonnie Truax writes, as a way to reinvent yourself she suggests I make friends with people outside my circle. YES! That clicks for me!
I over-thought an adventure and missed out on it. (sad face…) Bummer for me. BIG LESSON LEARNED. Shall I take you there? In September, when I was in Pagosa Springs, a friend had me listen to some music by Maggie Rogers. After I returned home, I listened to everything she had to offer on youtube.com.
Currently I listen to podcasts that tell me stories, take me on adventures and recently — help me reevaluate my financial health. Clark Howard’s podcast led me to Choose FI, which led me to a score of others. Listening to real life stories from a wide range of people and the steps they made to
Yes, time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future as Steve Miller so eloquently sings to us. Here it is … three days into February, 2019 and I feel a bit overwhelmed with the loss of time. In an article by Matthew Jones, he listed 20 brutal truths about life that no one wants
In the quiet, I felt my soul come to life during that in-between time when dreams are allowed to manifest . Without interruptions, conversations or technology pulling my thoughts away, I gave in to the twinkle of the stars.
But sometimes I get lonely and wonder how in the world I ended up here. I miss having that someone special in my life and yet, I love the freedom to pick up at a moment’s notice and go off on an spontaneous trip.