Category: Retirement

The game of life…

I remember as a young girl playing the game called Life.  You traveled around the board in a little car, as you took your trip around the board, you went to college, were awarded a career, took a spouse and continued to travel through life ups and downs.  As a young girl I didn’t really…

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North Carolina dreaming

Every trip we take is an opportunity to explore somewhere to retire. Earlier this month we spent a little over a week in the North Carolina mountains, up near the Tennessee border.  There are beautiful little towns, Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Newland and if you go an 1- 1/2 to 2 hours you will…

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Finding your voice

My target retirement date is rapidly sneaking up on me.  It’s now less than 9 months away.  In place of my excitement and anticipation, this sneaky feeling of fear is creeping in. The voice in my head is telling me, “don’t quit your day job”, “have your next job lined up before you quit your…

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Butterflies flutter by

The Texas heat is taking a little break.  I think the high today was only 95.  I was able to be outside for a little bit taking stock of my flower beds that are not looking so good after the extreme temperatures.  Even through my flowers are a bit of a mess, I’ve been trying…

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Time flies

It seems to me that some days feel like an eternity, especially in this Texas heat.  But other days it seems like time is just slipping away.  We haven’t been out and about as much this summer, but we took a trip to Maui for a company event.  We then spent a week there in…

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Spring winds

I’ve talked in the past about “anticipation”. A lot of my fun is the planning and dreaming about purchasing a second home, even if I am not sure we will ever pull the trigger and actually do it. I am a HUGE real estate junkie and spring always puts my new home fever into overdrive.…

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