Tagged with retirement

The Sandwich Generation: How to thrive and not just cope under the weight of family obligations

The “Sandwich Generation” is a term frequently used to identify a growing segment of the population “sandwiched” between the needs of their aging parents, adult children and/or children. “Club Sandwich” refers to anyone “sandwiched” between parents and children in addition to grandparents and/or grandchildren. Many of the sandwich generation work full-time, spend countless hours a … Continue reading

The End of An Era

When you are a mere 20 something, the thought of retirement feels as real as the plausibility of humans rocketing to the moon. You know somewhere in the recesses of your mind that space travel may be a remote possibility in your lifetime but the actual “happening” feels as implausible as……., I guess, taking a … Continue reading

The RV and Me: My Journey to Acceptance

My husband has always envisioned himself as an outdoorsman. His dream vacation consists of a trek to the mountains, encompassing New York State land, hiking trails, a river or a stream, and a starlit night. A tent, a lean-to or better yet an RV would be his ideal accommodation. Many moons ago, before we were … Continue reading

The BI Girls Together Again!

As my plane circled JFK airport, my feel good endorphins could not be contained. This feeling evoked by spending 6 days with women I’ve known for over 48 years was beyond words. Describing them as friends is an understatement. The word friend, although in certain respects is an apt description, falls increasingly short in describing … Continue reading

Life is a Choice

As we approach the wedding season, it dawned on me that whom you marry determines a plethora of things that someone in love or lust may overlook. When I was in my late twenties, it occurred to me or as Oprah would say “I had an AHA” moment that this thing called marriage was a … Continue reading

Adios 2015

As we approach the end of 2015 I am fraught with emotions. For me, 2015 was a mixed bag of feelings, challenges and a health scare that ultimately turned into blessings and triumphs culminating in the life altering decision to retire. After more than four decades of gainful employment the decision to retire, although welcomed, … Continue reading

Staycations, Are You Serious?

I live in what is considered a top vacation destination by many. On a good traffic day, New York City is less than an hour away. New York City is in a class all by itself with its hustling bustling activities and amazing sights and sounds on every conceivable corner. Long Island is equally a … Continue reading

The Bucket List

  Bucket lists edged its way into our consciousness in 2007 when Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, two terminally ill patients, frolicked their way across the silver screen trying to make sense of the last chapter in their lives. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness, recovered from a recent brush with cancer or … Continue reading