You made my blog anniversary something special.
I am very grateful.
Random thoughts are zigging and zagging while I sit calmly sipping my tea.
"Be still my mind" I mutter aloud,
and yet there's no silencing the voice within...
Retirement has been very much on my brain of late.
I think that there is a change blowing in the wind.
I've been working for the same school district for almost 25 years!
Mother's health is gradually deteriorating, her mind is getting muddled and she is confused about her banking, investments, and worries more often about simple daily routines.
Plus I have been getting almost every cold and flu bug going around in our vast school.
I am home sick today with the stomach flu.
So I'm pondering a change...thinking out loud today here on my blog.
I could work part time doing something completely different that feeds my creative soul...
What might be available for an older woman like myself?
Or do I simply retire and take care of my family, home and garden at a slow pace?
I love to potter about in the kitchen and would love to join a fitness class and get back into Yoga.
There is a sense of reinvention brewing...
I can feel the vibration of change in the air.
I'd need to be much more frugal
but in the end would it not all balance out?
Luxury is not buying the latest Hermes scarf or the most popular designer hand bag.
Luxury is a gift, a gift of time that money cannot buy.
Merriam Webster defines luxury as:
a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort : sumptuous environment
something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary
an indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction, or ease
My wardrobe is small and consists of mostly neutral shades.
I think it would transfer very well into a casual lifestyle....
Lunching, volunteering, taking Mother out and fitness/Yoga classes I'd certainly have plenty of options in my closet.
It was mid week when I snapped this shot and my outfit is very casual.
My days are very busy and active at work so I don't opt for dry clean only garments
plus anything that rides up or shows off too much flesh is not going to make the cut.
Gilmour mushroom toned tunic top
black ponte knit leggings
(very affordable and pedestrian ~ Hush Puppies)
Burberry wool scarf
(Gift from MIL eons ago)
The old washer and dryer are going to be vacating any day now as the tiler will be back on the job
The new LG's will arrive after the tile has been completed.
This brooch always gets comments.
Chester likes to get in on the action!
Change is inevitable
life does not stand still.
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
― Maya Angelou
― Maya Angelou
My thoughts today...
embracing honest feelings and listening to my heart.