Monday, February 24, 2014
Looking Forward Each Day to Retirement Activities
1. Did I look forward each day to retirement activities?
Not really. When I was first considering retirement, Mandatory Retirement was still in place and I became part of a struggle against it. Most of my adult life I have been a university professor and I had a great deal of freedom in what I did and how I did it. For the last several years I have been exploring creativity in both painting and poetry and, of course, I am continuing to do research,
2. Have I been able to accomplish the retirement goals I established for myself?
Going to my blogspot Art with Wrinkles will show you much of my creativity, which I have always valued.
3. Have I been able to take initiative in planning activity with my friends?
This is a question that is more concerning. Most of my contacts with friends, and family, are on the internet. That has become more frequent because I have a lot more time on my hands and spend more time at home.
4. Have I broadened my understanding capabilities and experience?
My teaching and research always were in the area of psychology. I think that one of the most important things I have developed much further is the importance of staying in the “here and now.” Life travels on; one day at a time.