I’m just getting started in building my blog about all the changes I’m currently making in my life. The past year has been full of self awareness, mindfulness and redefining my purpose and my dreams. It’s my hope to share insights, some hearty laughs, and a little wisdom along the way.
Mindfulness will be the cornerstone of my foundation as I reshape my life and I’ll be sharing ideas of how to incorporate mindfulness into our busy, every day lives. It will come as no surprise that often means getting our faces out of our phones:)
Finding meaning and purpose in retirement will be another aspect to my blog. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I’m doing each day that makes me feel like I’m contributing in a positive way to my family, my friends and the world in general. Conversations with friends and folks I meet while traveling have really sparked my interest in exploring this topic more deeply.
Creative writing is something I have enjoyed all my life and I am working to accomplish two goals with this hobby The first goal is to write children’s stories that incorporate mindfulness into the message. My hope is that we can teach children to deal with their emotions in a healthy way, to be kind and respectful to others, and to be resourceful in problem solving. I’ve wanted to write children’s stories since my boys were little and I have had a few false starts along the way. It is my adorable granddaughters that have really inspired me to get make this happen! This goal also ties into finding meaning and purpose in retirement so that gets me even more motivated.
My second goal is to write whimsical stories about funny everyday experiences that often happen to us when we least expect it. Erma Bombeck was always my inspiration for my amusing anecdotes, so I am hoping to do her some justice and spread a little humor along the way.
When I originally decided to launch a blog, it was intended as a way for my friends and family to keep track of all my adventures as I am about to relocate once again. Now I have a much more definitive purpose to my life and my blog. I want to extend a hearty thank you to my daughter and son-in-law and to my many friends who listened to my ideas, who encouraged me and gave me food for thought and inspired me to keep going…and growing.