Is There Life After Retirement?

Archive for January 2023

So I just had the uniquely early 21st century experience of looking for something online and falling down a completely unrelated rabbit hole. Or ten. This time around, the main hole was finding little “ancient” YouTube vids of old photos to which I added a musical background. Remember how novel and creative we felt? Oh, and by OLD, I mean a couple of decades. Not the five or even six decades it could have been.

The little memory lane trip was unexpected, so it got me right in the heart. I’m usually pretty good at focusing on the present, but this really hit me. The people, the place, the experience — it was a very special time in my life. I’m happy with where I am in 2023, but that was one of those “Oh, if I had a time machine that could take me there for a few days and bring me back when I was ready” moments.

So it got me to thinking.

There’s a fine line between loving something from the past and trying to live in it. Sometimes it’s hard to see that line. Other times, it’s easier to just send some love and appreciation out into the ether and refocus to now.

What about you? I’d love to hear your two cents’ worth on this.

Oh, and here’s a link to the video that inspired me to write my first post in months:

    • Joyce Burke: This was great too read
    • Debbie: I'm with miracarroll--it's your story, so create however you want. Leave the rest of us wondering which of the (mis)adventures are real, which might b
    • miracarroll: Marti, surely the people in your life are wise enough to know (especially after you say it) that you're a writer and in fiction, everything is fair ga