Friday, January 1, 2010

From 2009 to 2010 - all in the day in the life of a retiree

Probably everyone who blogs has their take on 2009 and the New Year 2010 that is upon us. I am no exception. Last night (New Year's Eve) my wife and I went out to dinner and then down to our church for a movie, food and fellowship and to bring in the New Year.

Because of  the big change in my life in August (I was let go by my employer after 21 years), I found myself a little at a loss of what to do with the rest of my life. And, although I trust I have much more life to live, life after a 42 year career in electronics is somthing I have been thinking about a lot.

I feel so blessed that at this time I am able to persue my oil painting and web designs and have shown locally at a few exhibits - with some success.

To that end I am really excited about the prospects of doing much more painting and designing and turning my 'hobby' into one small stream of income although that is not the prime objective at this time.

I have really been encourgaed from friends and family in both areas and want to make these activities a part of my 'retirement portfolio' - not a portfolio based soley on money but a portfolio of time, talent and treasure.

Some activities I will do will just be for fun and others for service to the church and community and some as a means of adding to the household 'coffers'.

I want to thank all who have encouraged me and wish everyone a blessed and prosperous New Year.

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