Retirement-Online: What's New?

Lots of retirement feedback, support and ideas from Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach, AND retirees worldwide who have "been there and done that" already!

Let's share the Retirement Journey together...

It never ceases to amaze me how one persons words, the exact words you need to hear, can change your life! That's why I welcome all the posts and retiree feedback on my site -- I can't possibly have answers for what everyone needs to hear. 

As a Community, we have many different retirement/aging experiences and thoughts to share.

  • You never know when your story is exactly what another retiree is going through (yeah, you'd be surprised how often that happens). 
  • The "WOW, it's not just me" happens. This simply lets you know you are not crazy, your issues happen to many others too.

  • Feedback is provided by readers and maybe just maybe one is the key to your moving forward in life. Someone experienced the same thing, one retiree with the right empathy for your situation,  or someone gave you a little kick in the butt!

Please share your own story for feedback from retirees -- OR -- comment on the stories below to share your two cents.

You never know if your voice will bring that one retiree clarity for their future!

Pay it Forward! 

 Thank you!

Pssst!  Share your story here!  -- OR -- Read Submissions Below!

Retirement Online Blog

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Always looking and thinking of ways to write something that might elicit a smile or laugh or two, I took an article I read some time back and added a little

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Retired voluntarily at 58

I decided to retire when I was 58 and one-half years old with almost 35 years of service. All the numbers looked good. I chose the time because my

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The Blue Cabin, Gladwin MI

Earlier this year, Terry and I found a cabin about two hours north of us and bought it. It's blue, very blue. I love its blue oddness! It's very small,

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Be Your Own Boss in Retirement

You are experiencing what I did and I suspect what countless others have. Be kind to yourself. These are my thoughts and I am not a professional in this

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Still happy 5 years later

Been retired 5 years. I don`t do much other than sit on my PC. I do occasional and necessary stuff around the house but thats it. No interest in traveling.

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Husband doesn't leave the house

I am fortunate that I have a rental apt in the back-and stopped renting it after my husband retired. I make him go back there during the day, because I

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Husband Retired, You are Not Alone

Same situation here. My husband retired a year ago. All he does is going to bed at night whenever he wants and get up at almost noon. Sits in the couch,

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Let’s make the best of it! Sleep.

Hi all, i so enjoyed everyone’s comments and I feel better not being alone! I’m almost 71 and retired 2 weeks ago after 48 years in finance. Actually,

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How do I find other members who want to write to others via snail mail

I like snail mail and would like to correspond with others. Miriam Trowbridge

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Everyone needs a chuckle now and then!

People ask me, at times, if I still have a full deck? My answer is, a resounding YES - but I just shuffle a lot slower now. We are told as we age, we

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RETIREMENT, I keep trying!

I retired at 65. I’ve had good positions in all my jobs…working with chefs at high end restaurants, lead positions in factories, quality control, even

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Retired Nurse at 54

I had been an RN for over 30 years. Then I was diagnosed with SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) at 48. Dragged myself to work until I finally thrown in

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Publishing Kindle books

Wendy: I have thought about having the three books I wrote using Kindle published in Paperback so as to have actual hard copies, if you will, to share

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Adding a face to Garden Project Storage yard tub Cabinets

I find people can do much more once people organize what it is they have. So here I used another tub idea I think works with most any garden and RV,

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What’s going on ?

Hi Wendy , I’m a newly retired firefighter 58 years young. I haven’t been to work since december 2023, I find myself sleeping late, not wanting to

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Jennie, my mom, passed at age 97

Mom has been failing for months... she stopped going to the dining room, stopped going to activities too. Both of which she loved before as she was a

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POEM: Barely the Day Started... Do It Today!

Barely the day started and... it's already six in the evening. Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday. ... and the month is already over. ...

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Beginning of Spring

The flowers are appearing in my garden and once again the promise of Spring. It's been a hard winter with so much going on in the world. But the glories

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Keep Moving

We (my wife and I) have been retired now since 1996 and looking back on the last 27 or so years, if there is one thing that resonates me with the whole

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Garden Project Storage

What I do in helping people, or a community through a garden Project Storage system I use, like a garage workshop for different arts of a kind; men, women

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Battling Boredom

Hi Wendy! Boredom is tough; I've been retired for 11 years and finding meaningful ways to fill my days, as Steve Miller sang, keeps gettin' tougher every

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Have Nothing - Quiet on all fronts

But….thank you for your blog - I appreciate your efforts and hope we can keep this going

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Good things happening in life (decluttering)

This year I have been working hard on keeping my immediate thoughts to myself and find ways to meet in the middle with my husband of 52 years. We are

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Retired and busy.

I don't know where the perception comes from that being retired is boring. I am so busy I wonder how I had time to go to work. There are numerous opportunities

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The old ways are still the best ways

William, Retired HI, USA      I may be able to help you out on your winter days through the ideas out of the Apollo 13 astronauts return flight, and

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Meandering Thoughts

Since I have not posted anything on this wonderful site for some time I thought that it was about time to do so, so with that being said, here it goes!

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Cataract surgery caused problem

regarding cataracts, I had cataract surgery on my left eye, correcting for distance. Little did I know that doing so would completely also result in

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Lack of Christmas spirit

I hope this little tip will help you get into the spirit this year. Music, specifically my father’s big band era Music was such a big part of my growing

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Non event @ chez moi, especially as it might be the last one. Can't believe the stupidity that some people get up to and the amount of money spend. Roll

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I think too much

I am naturally sedentary. And the the knees gave out… so very sedentary… Now two knee replacement surgeries and this introvert who, evidently prefers not

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