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Friday, February 23, 2018

What next with this blog?

Before I left to head to Berkeley to visit our younger son, DIL and granddaughter, I asked what I might blog about going forward.

Some suggestions were:

Move related:
- How of dealing with major change in retirement
- Changes to hobbies, clubs, etc. with move
- East/West differences
- Things I miss and things I now enjoy after move
- Differences in shopping, restaurants, festivals, etc.

Retirement related:
- How we now divide up chores, financial management, etc.
- Style in retirement - changes in way dress

I'm thinking I might also focus on:
- Adjusting expectations about what retirement will be to fit one's actual situation
- Moving closer to family after retirement and reintegrating into their lives after an absence
- Keeping up with technology to keep apace with young family members and tools that help us
- and of course general randomness about family, activities, clothing, etc.

What else would be of interest?

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    1. That is a tough one especially for us Introverts!

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    2. I feel like this is a reflection of time, and there doesn't seem to be anyway to hurry it up. In my experience it seems to take a minimum of a year for an acquaintance to then become a friend. I am curious about other's perspectives on this as well.

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  2. East/West differences could be fun, so could the general randomness about family, activities, clothing, etc. Dealing with your grown-up children, and your grandchildren?

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  3. Wonderful ideas Juhli, but at the end of the day I hope you'll be true to what interests you first and foremost. You and I have different approaches on what makes our retirement click for us, but that's what makes life so darn interesting! Oh, and PS - we will be coming your way in late May, so I'll keep you posted about a possible lunchtime meet up. :-)

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  4. One sad aspect married people need to acknowledge is that in almost every case one of the spouses will be left a widow or widower. This is a shocking thing to deal with in retirement and for some, in addition to heart break, there is financial crisis. Some of my friends live only on one social security check.

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    1. That must be hard for your friends. We have carefully thought through the one person finances so fingers crossed!

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