This and That

I had a couple of things I wanted to share today.

The first is a post from a page that I follow on Facebook.

I started following this site when I read the book ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, shortly after I retired. This book is full of common sense suggestions for making the most out of our lives. It is a guide to breaking habits that are detrimental to our well being and replacing them with constructive habits.

I love this particular post because it is so relevant to my life right now. When I retired, I had a fixed idea of what I wanted my life in retirement to be. Two years in, I have spent a lot of time focused on creating that life and I have enjoyed the journey, but my ultimate goals have changed – or my concept of retirement has. It isn’t a matter of what I want to do or to have anymore. It is about who I want to be. It is funny, when people retire they often talk about losing their identity. I am just discovering mine. πŸ€—

A book well worth reading!

The second thing I wanted to share was yet another photo of Molly.

Roughing it in the sandbox. πŸ™„

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day! πŸŒžπŸ’ž


12 thoughts on “This and That

  1. Interesting! My “goals” I set for myself for after retirement hung sadly only my refrigerator for way too long. One day, I zapped the list and tossed it. I am happier for it. What I thought I wanted and what I have ended up molding around myself, look nothing alike. I’ll take this life I have any day over the one I thought I wanted.

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  2. I hope you love it as much as I do! And I hope it didn’t sound like I (or the author) were against goals. This is about enjoying the journey as much as reaching the destination type of thing. πŸ™„

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  3. i have never been one to set goals. Since being retired I am enjoying life and going with the flow one day at a time. I love retirement. After many years of little sleep and rest, sleep and rest and choosing to go and do when I want has been wonderful. As a caregiver for most of my adult life that did not happen.

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  4. It has been a while but I found that book to be insightful. Apparently it is based on techniques used by professional athletes but I think it would be helpful for anyone. More Molly pics to come… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  5. I don’t know why people think she has loving ways. She is so stubborn and bossy. She obviously does not understand the concept of a pack leader. Or she thinks she is it. πŸ™„


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