Category Archives: Early Retirement Life

Progress on My 19 for 2019

Number 7- Buy Discover Pass checked off ==but wrist stopped me going snow shoeing.  I will take a quick drive and go around a close trail to get up this season— or hope for snow in my back yard to … Continue reading

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My Complete 19 for 2019

Go to the gym 8 times a month.  This goal seemed achievable as the month started.  I had been to the gym 4 times for class and once for yoga.  I fell on 1/14 and broke my wrist. Until my … Continue reading

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My 19 for 2019

1) Go to a gym class at least 8 times a month.  I went to my first yoga class in months.  It felt great but I was tired. 2)Finish piano class books and learn black key scales. More complicated pieces … Continue reading

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Better than Before in 2019 –I hope you find some of the ideas helpful

My comments are in italics. From Gretchen Rubin’s Podcast 202: Use This Check List for Habit Change Self-Knowledge The Four Tendencies: To change your habits, you have to know yourself, and in particular, your Tendency. (Are you an Upholder, Questioner, … Continue reading

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Number 2 for 19 for 2019- I am the Piano Woman –with apology to Billy Joel

I moved my piano out to the pool house.   I  can play parts of a piece over and over again without thinking that I am driving anyone in the house crazy.  A friend called about a dinner party and … Continue reading

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19 for 2019

I couldn’t think of song title to go with this blog.  10 years ago I read the book, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben.  She has started a podcast called “Happier”.  Last year she talked about 18 for 2018.  Not … Continue reading

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Can I sail through the changin’ ocean tides? Can I handle the seasons of my life? Landslide by Stevie Nicks

Well, I’ve been ‘fraid of changin’ ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you But time makes you bolder Even children get older And I’m gettin’ older, too My younger daughter was home last weekend.  We spent some time in the … Continue reading

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