How Do I Eat An Elephant?
Irwin, Kudos to you... great article!
I *always* use the "how do you eat an elephant?" question... reminds me that even seemingly large jobs can get done, baby step by baby step, as long as you keep moving forward. IT works!
Since I retired (almost 2 years now), it seems to take me lots longer to do the normal everyday tasks of life.
WHY does this happen to us? It's the "How did I ever find time to work?" syndrome. Retirees used to say that all the time and I never quite got it... I do now. I;m not that busy -- and yet time flies by!
I think life seems to slow down... and you might get the mentality of "I can do it tomorrow", but tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes -- nothing accomplished!
Thus, my New Years Resolution!
I want to write, write and write some more!
Like Irwin, I will write. I love writing and yet don't do nearly enough of it. I need to stop over-thinking things and just get my thoughts on the screen.
I enjoy researching an issue and writing about it. I also enjoy creative writing that involves nothing but my head... just start typing. I like recording much of my retired life and retirement thoughts here... reading my own writing from a year ago often surprises me!
I enjoy adding pages to my website so that retirees can benefit from retirement knowledge -- or the thoughts and opinions from other retirees. On our own, we think it's just ME who has specific retirement issues... but it's not.
We all deal with so many different problems and choices.
One persons story or comments on a topic -- might completely change or re-energize another persons retirement. That's really all it takes!
Bottom Line: I will write, write, write in 2012.
Thanks to Irwin for posting his resolutions out here, visible to the world... Now we are watching you!
I am following suit... and Yes, I have only one resolution, Just Write!
p.s. Retiree visitors are also encouraged to W.R.I.T.E. and share their own thoughts and visions of retirement -- just click on the Write Here! link on the top right corner of any page!
Wendy's other site... because Aging Matters!