I looked forward to retirement. I had been working since I was 14 years old. I was ready. The only plans I had were to visit with my Mother who lived in Philadelphia. I had long imagined inviting one of my 3 sisters to join us on our ” ladies who lunch outings”. I finally left my professional career as a Not for Profit executive for the last time in December of 2018. That first week in January of 2019, I had to admit my Mother to the hospital. This was not how I thought we would be spending our time together. The good news however, if I had not retired I would not have been able to spend time caring for my mother. So, so far so good for retirement transitioning.
I hope the featured article will help you with your transition to this exciting journey.
I am in my 60’s, the author of this article is 28. Amazing, we have both experienced a “Dating Break”. I cannot believe that I am dating at this stage of my life. What I have realized is that I have no idea or experience dating.
I want to share what I have learned from engaging in this practice for finding myself by searching for love.
I am always bemused when I see articles or questions about whether or not “I love myself”. What does that even mean, I ask. When did this become a thing? How did I miss it? It seems impossible for someone who has a whole lot of self help books in their library.
I wanted to share this brief article because I think it does a good job of explaining what it means to love oneself and what happens when we don’t realize that we don’t know how. I would love to hear what others think about this hot subject matter.
My Grandmother believed that Vaseline was a cure for most things. I remember the summer I spent with her in North Carolina. It was my first time wearing ” Flip Flops” and the piece between my toes irritated me. My feet were swollen and my Grandmother applied Vaseline and bandages up to my knees. I am not sure that it helped, but Vaseline has been a staple in my beauty and health aides ever since.