• MidLife

    UPDATE: 40 Bags in 40 Days

    Since several asked for periodic updates to my 40 bags in 40 days challenge, I thought I would share what I’ve been up to. Last week was Spring break. While I had some lofty plans (to finish writing a book,…

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    Counting Down the Lasts

    Last Friday I spent two hours interviewing my potential replacement. It’s uncommon for a teacher to have input in the hiring of faculty. I am fortunate to work for an administration who values his staff’s opinion… even if the experience…

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    40 Bags in 40 Days

    I’m ready to commit: 40 bags in 40 days. I can do this. My word for 2018 was SP-ACE. The untraditional spelling signified two distinct meanings. First, I wanted to create more space in life. This incorporated a goal to…

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    Accurate Language for Retirement Goals

    As I announced a couple of weeks ago, I will retire from teaching for the second time in May. I am a strong proponent of retiring to rather than exclusively from something. The former gives my life purpose; the latter…

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    Apple Watch: Critic or Coach?

    My husband surprised me with an Apple Watch for my birthday. While I like to wear a timepiece (especially one I can customize the band to match my outfit), I was skeptical. Would the Apple Watch judge my activity levels…

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    Retirement for the Second Time

    For the past several weeks I have eluded to “major” changes in 2019. Now that I have officially submitted my resignation, I can finally announce my retirement … for the second time. My family doesn’t quite believe me. They just…