Sitting here this morning reflecting on some of my greatest passions.
. . . also thinking about the future.
Only 18 months away from retirement . . . I will be finishing my traditional work life in the field of healthcare. I am having a difficult time wrapping my head around the idea of “retirement”. I won’t mince words . . . It makes me think . . . “I’m old” . . . “the end” . . . “it’s over”.
You all know I am a positive person . . . but . . . even the most positive person can think thoughts like this . . . once in a while.
Believing . . .positive “quotes” come from positive people who make an effort to wipe negativity from their minds and share. Their words, written down, go viral and transform into “memes” for the healing. In the land of blog, they also become stylish wooden signs and inspire the prettiest “scrolly and loopy” calligraphy. Oh, the whim of it all!
I had the most amazing career before I began what would be a more important role in my life . . . motherhood. When the kiddos started their school years, I knew my extensive travel would interfere with our quality of life. I was able to find employment , and a place for artistic expression within the framework of our community’s school system and freelance for a designer watch company and jewelry line in the stores on evenings and weekends. I watched a few children before and after school.
I would love to be a merchant again. I would like to try my hand at design. Start tiny . . . and see how it
grows goes. Perhaps I should look at retirement as just “leaving healthcare”, in that position of stability to get the kids through the college years. Healthcare is far from the stable place it once was. Recent reforms and “Acts” have caused the loss of jobs due to outsourcing and automation. I am lucky have survived so far.
Like a seasonal buying plan, I can begin to work on a plan for 18 months from now.
Writing it down and sharing helps . . .
- Soak it in!
- Weave the talent, dreams and goals of yourself and others between your words here on 34!
- Spread the muse! (Something new . . . start next week.)
- Get inspired inside this biggest think tank ever!
- Grab the obvious brass ring . . . Embrace your writers and creators on their daily and dearly style by the love of living journey.
- The PROSE , the PHOTOGRAPHY, the STORIES, the CREATIONS are right here . . . in the very front of you . . . a feast on the move!
To my blog friends who are not yet on Instagram . . . please dive in. You will find that you are able to better communicate and link back and forth to your favorite blogs. It’s like an extra layer of icing on a well crafted cake.
. . . and speaking of Instagram . . . here’s a goodie!
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Thanks for listening to me today!
You are the best!
w / L