Monthly Archives: March 2014

Day 5 – How expectation and potential killed the moment…and altered my future

As I work to establish a routine, I did what I often do on Mondays (partly in hopes of carrying this habit into my new life and partly because I didn’t know what else to do) I jotted off to … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Three questions and a lifetime of answers

I was watching Grey’s Anatomy last night (now wait right there, don’t you judge me…have YOU actually watched it????) Anyway, the whole episode was told from Dr. Christina Yang’s point of view. She’s a hard nosed, driven, career-first, take-no-prisoners surgeon … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Ole man winter had a hold on me

It’s Saturday (so the calendar says because every day seems like Saturday when you’re retired).  It’s cold…and wet…and dreary. Ole man winter just can’t seem to let go.  I can totally relate, having spent much of my life grasping onto … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Plans are what you make before life happens

I was supposed to spend yesterday packing for India so I could climb on a plane today and fly off into the sunset. I was going to spend 20 days in a place I’d never been — volunteering and traveling … Continue reading

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Day 1 – When you catch the dream you’ve been chasing

I made it. Today is the first day of my retirement. No alarm clock. No shower 🙂 No driving to work. No meetings. No usual Wednesday. And I’m not even 55!  I’d been so focused on getting to this point … Continue reading

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Day 0 – The end has to come for the beginning to start

Here we are. My last day as a professional…as a VP. For so long I’ve defined – or been defined – by my work…by my title…by my place within a professional organization. But I’m so much more than that one … Continue reading

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