After I turned 50 years of age, I had decided I was going to live each day as if it was my last. I will do all the thing I had only dreamed about. I was going to live, love and have fun. Life is to short to worry about tomorrow, just live and enjoy today! "Come on this life journey with me and experience the thrill" Lady Estelle T. Barada
Friday, June 30, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
It is one month away from my 65th birthday. I feel good, I am happy to say.
I have been walking every day that I can, weather permitting.
I have given up on driving per Doctor's request. At first I was uneasy with that, but now I enjoy not having the uncomfortable feeling of not being able to see well from my right eye. I find I enjoy not driving.
Started back working for ONLY TWO days in concierges. So now, I am considered semi-retired.
I am still enjoying life.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
On the morning of July 25. at the eye doctor, I was told I have advanced Glaucoma. I did not know how I felt at that time.. One minute it the knee, now it was the eyes. What's next???
So yesterday, I went in to have a second opinion at the ADVANCED EYE CARE. There I was told, I am almost blind in the right eye . The vision can not be restored. They are now trying to save what vision I have in the left eye to keep it. I can not afford to lose any more vision in this eye for I will not be able to see well. Meaning. I am going slowly blind. I was also told that I should not be driving. feeling emotional.
I have accepted the situation and moving on. I lean on my God for strength to endure and on my family and friends for support. I am feeling blessed. Thank you!
Next appointment in September will tell me if I need an operation or not. Just trying to be positive for now.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
What is Life after retirement?-From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Retirement might coincide with important life changes; a retired worker might move to a new location, for example a retirement community, thereby having less frequent contact with their previous social context and adopting a new lifestyle.
Often retirees volunteer for charities and other community organizations.
Tourism is a common marker of retirement and for some becomes a way of life, such as for so-called grey nomads.
Some retired people even choose to go and live in warmer climates in what is known as retirement migration.
It has been found that Americans have six lifestyle choices as they age:
continuing to work full-time, continuing to work part-time, retiring from work and becoming engaged in a variety of leisure activities, retiring from work and becoming involved in a variety of recreational and leisure activities, retiring from work and later returning to work part-time, and retiring from work and later returning to work full-time.
The reasons that some people choose to never retire, or to return to work after retiring include not only the difficulty of planning for retirement but also wages and fringe benefits, expenditure of physical and mental energy, production of goods and services, social interaction, and social status may interact to influence an individual’s work force participation decision.
My life After Retirement-from Estelle T Barada
It is definitely a life changing experience. I feel I have time now to get to know myself. More time to spend in catering to what my needs are . It may sound selfess, but I spent most of my working life tendinf to others. I have worked hard ever since I was 15 years of age. Always catering to others from the beginning of the day to the end.
I do not plan to move from my lovely Victorian style apartment nor down size. I have preparing my home for the time when I can truly enjoy it. Now I can.
I can sleep in and get up when the sun comes up., enjoy long hours in the bath, invite family and friends to tea. I can now go for long walks and stop and smell the flowers.
I can travel and meet new friends and have more time with my previous social contacts, like my Red Hat Society friends, while adopting to my new lifestyle.
I will volunteer some of my time to non- prophet organizations, like the historic Hearthside House and the Rhode Island Historical Society.I will enjoy more time to visit my grand children, but I will not become their caretaker. It is important for me to enjoy them on my time and give them the pleasure of my quality time.
I want to enjoy being with them, not them tolerate being with me,.
I have not retired because of bad health and I am grateful for that. I want this time to improve my health and to live a long healthy happy retired life.
Monday, January 18, 2016
The festival took place on May 21, 2011
This is my "little Miss Cherry Blossom". She is Jayneice, my grand daughter.
Pink makes me happy and thanks for letting me share this.