RETIRED AND LOVING EVERY MOMENT

funny_retirement_cards-rb9d378b9963943e38638cde869b6a69c_xvuat_8byvr_512 I retired in 2010. Mind you, it was not a planned retirement. Just the opposite, MY goal was to work until MY mind and MY body deteriorated to a point, which made it impossible to continue working. But things happen.

In 2010, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Hubby and I decided retire and move to Florida. Leaving our:

  • family owned business that we had nurtured for more than sixteen years;
  • three children who were also our co-workers;
  • four grandchildren who spent a lot of time with us; and
  • extended family and friends that we had known for many years.

Four years later I can honestly say, “there are no regrets”. I entered a whole new world as a retiree. And, traveling through the first four years has been both exciting and enlightening.  On this new journey, I made many stops along the way.

I undertook new challenges; and, the old fears of “stepping outside of MY comfort zone” disappeared.   The inquisitive mind appeared, which had been latent for far too many years.

This inquisitive mind led ME to:

  • Yoga Classes
  • Aqua Zumba
  • Daily Meditations
  • Daily Affirmations
  • Blogging
  • Facebook
  • Texting
  • Container Gardening (flowers, herbs and vegetables)
  • Journaling
  • On-line Church Services
  • Bible Study

These new activities improved the QUALITY OF MY LIFEspiritually, emotionally, and physically. Most days, serenity and tranquility are present. On those rare days when they take a break, I still express gratitude and thankfulness. For I believe, in every day, there is something that we can be grateful and thankful for.

Since retiring, MY life is filled with peace, joy and happiness. I

  • welcome every moment,
  • embrace every moment, and
  • live every moment.

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Author: SeasonedSistah2

During this final season life, I am going on a journey to define "ME." Opening up and going outside of my comfort zone to redefine ME.. Exploring and pursuing new interests that will lead to personal happiness, serenity, and tranquility. In undertaking this mission, overcoming the FEAR is my greatest challenge. Fear has played a large role in my life, but I overcame the FEAR of breast cancer, chronic pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Apnea. My new mantra: FEAR has two meanings: "(1) Forget Everything And Run, or (2) Face Everything and Rise. The Choice is Mine." Blogging here I come ready or not!!!

4 thoughts on “RETIRED AND LOVING EVERY MOMENT”

  1. I also retired in 2010 when I turned 65. I LOVE retirement. I am still busy but there is a sense of ease about almost everything I do. I recommend it to everyone! Glad you are enjoying yours. – Maureen

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments. Yes, I truly enjoy retirement. Everyday is like a new beginning. Most days, I control where I go, what I see, and what I do. Having lived the majority of my life without the benefits of controlling my time, I now have time to seek out the best in ME. Again, continue to enjoy your retirement.

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    1. Thank you. I remain retired and I continue to love every moment. I did visit your blog and enjoyed learning about you through reading your posts. I look forward to getting to know you better here in the blogosphere world.

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