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  1. Hey Sheila-
    Thank you for the post. I real did enjoy reading it. i agree, we so busy with our daily activities that we forget what’s most important in line… Most of us do not stop not even for a one second a day to take a deep breath and appreciate life. Living in retirement homes kind scares me a bit. Yes I am not of the age yet but my mother is. So do you have any advice to give to someone who is over 50 yrs and is not ready (financially) to leave the workforce any time soon and start enjoying life? I hope my question makes sense.
    Thank you.

    • Your question makes perfect sense. Your question is one of the reason I started this website. I’m over 50 and no way am I financially ready to retire. I Must keep working and building my financial nest egg. Starting this business is one way I’m working towards that goal…also I’m in the process of considering workforce options. I’m in the process of researching options for a new career choice. I find I still want to earn that fat paycheck, but now I find I’m more concerned with living a happier, more stress free life. I feel that can be accomplished by a career change.

      Also, changing our mindset about our life situation is key! Instead of waking up and dreading my day, I wake up and am excited and grateful about what might change today. I have my eyes open to possibilities instead of shutting them against adversity. Does that make sense?

      Your mother will have to do the same. We have to accept our situation, live within it, then get a plan to change it. If you haven’t read it yet…check out this blog I wrote about retirement myths. It’s eye opening and gives some solid advice.

      Good luck to you and your mother. I thank you so much for stopping by!

      Sheila.

  2. my Mother-In-Law lives in one of those retirement communities, where she sort of owns her home, but is not really allowed to do anything, including having someone under 50 stay with her longer than 30 days for the whole year – that is not conseguitive, it is accumulative, so if we want to visit, then my brother-in-law has to make sure he does not stay too long, so she won’t get into trouble. I could not live like that. And they do have a shuffle board, and weak tea, lol.
    Great post, blessings!

    • See! That’s wrong on so many levels. No matter where a person lives they should have a right to visitors and holding on to their independence. That’s why I’m an advocate for new style retirement neighborhoods. I certainly hope these “communities” realize they will have to update their antiquated ideals and get with today’s program. Us new school old folks want more…and we should get it.

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your story! 🙂
      Make it a great day, and have a great week!

      Sheila.

  3. You made laugh:-)! Wonderful article and very shiny site. When you open it, you can smell the fresh air, bath in the hot sun and fly through the blue sky.
    I do not know you, but this is what I felt.
    The description of Wealthy Affiliate, then, is exactly how it is being part of this great and supportive community. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • I’m so glad I could inject a little humor into your life today!

      Thank you for the compliment on my site, I see you picked up on the vibe! Success! You also described me perfectly and I’m glad it shines down onto the pages. I agree. Wealthy Affiliate has been such a true treasure that has allowed me to do my favorite things in life…help and teach others, and write. How lucky is that? 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by and taking time to comment. It means the world!
      Make it a great day…

      Sheila

    • Thank you so much, Marlene. I truly enjoy working on my website and love to write. I’m glad it shows!
      Also, thank you so much for stopping by and for the compliment. It is very much appreciated!

      Make it a great day,
      Sheila.

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