My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

I really want to share this retirement journey .My intention is to build a community of those of us who are retired.I am just getting started so bear with me. There is more to come.

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I am glad I brought those two new winter coats in February!

Today is Sunday and just one week away from Spring. To signal its arrivl, we turned the clocks ahead an hour last night. “Spring Forward”.We woke up to temperatures in the 30’s. With the wind chill factor, it might have been below freezing, although I did not want to acknowledge that reality. It was much too much to take. It has been a brutually cold and unforgiving winter. So cold and uncomfortable that I have started to identify realators in Florida. I cannot do this again., not another winter in New York City. My apartment was cold, 64 degrees , on many , many days in December, January and February. Even with the electric space heater on all day, it took all day to acheive a temperature of 70 degrees in my apartment. I hated every coat that I owned. My coat wardrobe is organized by the outside temperature. My current below freezing outerwear options were old, few, and no longer featured fur. I woke up on what felt like yet another, endless cold day. I needed a new very warm coat., even though the weater forecast promised warmer horizons, I remeber finding Blue Duck years agao. I was no longer interested in wearing fur, mostly due to fear of animal rights extremiest. Blue Duck and thier incredible selection of shearling outewear was life changing. I knew that I kept thier business card because it was such a memorable shopping experience. I found them and they were just what I remembered them to be. Great selection and knowledgeble customer service. So this morninh , just one week away from Spring, I put on my very warm, new coat from Blue Duck and ventured out into the cols ,one more time. I am so very glad I brought those winter coats. I was inspired and grateful to celebrate my ability to stay warm , one more time this gosh allful winter.

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Ready to receive

I am ready to receive all that this stage of life has to offer me. I want to share this journey and hope that others will share theirs with me.

I love this image, she truly represents Hot Girl Retirement. Her red hat and stylish glasses say it all. I have no idea how to “age gracefully. Do you?

If you, like me are confused about how to behave in your 60’s and 70’s, let me know. What lessons and wisdom can you share? What are your concerns and worries.

Just as important, what about life right now brings you joy and happiness? I want to hear from you. So reach out, I want to help create a roadmap for others , with your help.

How to Tackle the First Full Year: Transitioning to Retirement | Silvur

Transitioning to retirement can be difficult. We’re here to help you find the tools needed to move forward and adjust to your new way of life.

— Read on www.silvur.com/plan/wellness/transitioning-to-retirement/

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.


Hot Girl Retirement

Engaged at 75 Norma Kamali Shares Secrets on Health and Aging in New Book I Am Invincible | PEOPLE.com

I have been a fan of Norma Kamala for years. I love and appreciate her fashion sensibilities. I consider her engagement at 75 a true inspiration.

The fashion icon says she’s she’s stronger and smarter than ever before
— Read on people.com/style/norma-kamali-engaged-at-75-wants-to-live-to-120/

Taking a break from dating in my 60’s


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.

Physical Symptoms of Not Loving Yourself

Physical Symptoms of Not Loving Yourself
— Read on www.heartsintrueharmony.com/m/email/nl/physical-symptoms-of-not-loving-yourself.html

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.