Starting The Next Phase of My Life

My friend Martha Schaefer has inspired me to start my own blog.  Although I intended to do it a long time ago, the challenges of downsizing ate up a lot of my time.  But now that’s over, we’re happily ensconced in our new home and it’s time to start addressing the challenges of The Next Phase of my life. 

Sauta FarmSo far, it’s working out well and I’m seeing new opportunities, opening up to new ideas, expanding my perceptions, and thinking more about my life, as opposed to my job, than I have ever had time to do before.  This is fun.  It’s also exciting, sometimes scary, and sometimes quite unbelievable. 

  • Is this really me?
  • Am I really not either working or looking for my next job?
  • Am I really living for good in this new and wonderful place?
  • How do I do this blog without falling into the GenY trap of It’s All About Me?
  • Why am I letting the cat up on the table?  


So many questions, so little time.  But, as Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot by just watching,” so I’m going to start with observations and see where they take me.  But always looking forward.  Because, as another baseball great, Satchell Paige observed, “Don’t look back.  Something might be gaining on you.” 

I hope you decide my observations are worth coming along for the ride.

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