Category Archives: life

Corona-cation and the Balance of Nature

Like most, I am stuck at home. Although I have my laptop and work phone here with me and am actively working, it is just not the same. We have formed a team to make phone calls to reach out … Continue reading

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What do I want to do when I retire?

I am looking at a total of 40 months before I join the crowd of retired folks. I remember when I was a kid the question was asked so many times… “What do you want to be when you grow … Continue reading

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180 for Christmas

I have been very busy lately working to bring my blood sugar back into a healthy range. I am back in training and doing pretty good so far. Back in October my doctor let me know that my A1c was … Continue reading

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Staying the Course

Adopting and maintaining critical life changes to preserve one’s own health is not easy, but then again there really isn’t much in life pursuit of triumph that does come easy. It comes as no surprise to me that this roller … Continue reading

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The Type 2 Warrior is Back

While I have been focusing so hard on finances and retirement for the last year I have neglected another important factor in retirement. My Health. Last year I went through the process of becoming healthy. I exercised, ate a mostly … Continue reading

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Travel Anxiety

Just flew across the Country from Oregon to New Jersey. I have made this several times throughout the years both from when we lived in New Jersey and now in Oregon. Flying has always caused me a certain level of … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Retirement Preparation

It’s not about the house on the hill or the three new cars parked in the driveway. It’s not about a large house filled with the finest of furniture or art. It has nothing to do with a library filled … Continue reading

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Cooking is Caring

One of the skills I learned at an early age that will certainly fuel my life in retirement is cooking. Today, not only do we cook most of our meals but actually eating more than going out. Growing up there … Continue reading

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Emergency Fund

One of the things I worked diligently on for the past 10 years was building up an emergency fund. Looking back at past memories of stressing over things like getting brakes for my vehicle, or taking care of that transmission … Continue reading

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Lessons from NOW will fuel the FUTURE of Retirement

Carefully planning for a future retirement brings about many thoughts and idea’s moving forward. One of the most important questions I constantly ask myself during the course of the day is, “Do I really need to make this purchase”. Whether … Continue reading

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