Creative Pension Payment: Being able to write about anything
I’ve always been a writer. When I was 12, I wrote a short story. I even typed up the manuscript, but my Dad got transferred to Japan that summer and it was misplaced in the packing. In middle school and high school I filled journals with poetry and teenaged revelations. In college I wrote all the time (my BA is in Communications.) At work I wrote contracts, white papers and occasional articles for company publications. And then I went to graduate school…. It was exhausting after a while.
Now I’m a different kind of writer. One of my goals for retiring was to research and write about three things:
- How people with non-traditional circumstances create traditions for themselves
- The non financial aspects of deciding when and how to retire, and how people spend their days
- Anything without a deadline
The purpose of my blog is to put that stuff out there, hopefully in an interesting way. I’ve been told that I write “easily and with confidence” using “vivid descriptions.” I’ve also been told I’m too brief and provide insufficient supporting evidence for my “positions.” The good thing about a blog is being able to write about whatever you want, however you want. I like pictures and I like being brief.
Contact me if you have any unique traditions or crazy retirement adventures you’d like to share.
4 thoughts on “Writing From The Heart”
I really liked your first area of interest – people in non-traditional circumstances creating traditions for themselves. It sounds like a very different and unique area of research.
Thanks Joanne. It makes for very interesting conversations/interviews too!
It’s so nice to find a new blog about embracing retirement! I like your writing style and am looking forward to reading more.
Thank you. I thought it would be fun to write about things other than finances and health care.