Why Blog?

As I enter into retirement, I cannot entertain the thought of doing anything. I am excited to begin this blog, to document every experience good or bad that comes my way. My main goal with this blog is to grow a community of like-minded individuals who have retired or are planning to retire so that we can share our experiences to stay engaged and feel valued. I hope to inspire others who may want to retire or leave a job that is not fulfilling you, or maybe you’re not offering them the value they are looking for anymore, either way, it may be time to go.

Becoming a blogger is a way for me to express my thoughts, feelings, and opinions on topics that may make a difference in someone else life, and help you to feel empowered as you work to embrace the aging process, and to stay productive and active. Retiring or leaving a job that does not promote a positive sense of well-being, but is always chaotic or stressful, is one that a person has to evaluate and take action to eliminate as much of it as you can, sometimes it requires drastic action such as seeking other employment. I know that is not what you wanted to hear, but stress has a very negative impact on overall well-being, mental health, and the ability to focus and anything you may be trying to accomplish.

Finding an outlet for stress by writing a blog is one positive way to alleviate it because by writing about what is on your mind, and by talking it out just makes you feel better. Some topics are not pleasant but need to be said, in a positive way to express your feelings about it. If you’re retiring, just think of all the things you can do to re-invent yourself, maybe you don’t like the way you look?, this could be the very thing needed to begin a diet, take up an exercise program, or you might want to just take up a hobby, Imagine that, a hobby, what is that?

Whatever the reason, moving on is not a death sentence, but a time of reflection and internal dialog with yourself, maybe it’s time to change what you’re telling yourself, and become a more confident, assertive person, or maybe it’s just time to change the view of your life and move close to family or friends that inspire you to be the best version of yourself. Take time to invest in prayer, let it guide you to where ever life may be taking you, and don’t ever be afraid to take action as soon as possible, because if you wait when you feel the tug to leave or move from where you are, it could cost you in the end.

In closing, don’t let circumstances dictate your life, I am a perfect example of letting that very thing happen., I stayed in jobs or situations that I knew I needed to leave, but stayed out of guilt or necessity, and now as I reflect on the past, I am finding there were benefits of continuing on, but in hindsight,  I should have made an exit plan earlier. So with that…

Until Next Blog, Be Inspired

Leslie

 

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