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A Newbie’s Retirement Reflection

Rules still rule, but I’m good with it

flower growing between wooden boards

I’ve just passed the seven-month mark of my early retirement. What are you doing in retirement, Julie?

I reflected on this topic at the two-month mark, but I’ve found new things to love about retirement (and not working):

  1. Writing! I love writing. I took a creative writing course a year ago and…



“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Julie Ranson

Word Lover. Writer. Self-improver. Believer. Wife. Mother of three adults. Find me everywhere: