• MidLife

    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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    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…

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    Mindfulness Over Productivity

    Recently I wrote a guest blog post, Thriving Requires Letting Go of the Lies, for Sue’s Over Fifty and Thriving series. The idea for that post was inspired by the book, Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis (my review…

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    Imprisoned by Our Comfort Zones

    Recently I wrote a guest blog post, Thriving Requires Letting Go of the Lies, for Sue’s Over Fifty and Thriving series. The idea for that post was inspired by the book, Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis (my review…