I am about to retire and I am so looking forward to it!


In about two weeks, I will be formally retiring from nursing after 25 years.  I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to this event.  At first, I was worried about money and what I would do with all my time.  Now, I am ready to embrace being poor and being able to call my time my own.

One of the first things I plan to do is redo this blog and get it back up and running.  I love blogging as well as reading blogs, so this is a no-brainer.  I am going to change up the format a bit, but nothing too drastic.  I plan to blog 5 times a week, Monday through Friday with each day being devoted to a specific theme.  I think that will make blogging easier and more fun as well as make it easier to follow for my readers.

So here is the plan, which I hope to have in place by July 20th:

  • Monday–I will feature my artwork from the weekend as well as other artists I admire on the internet.
  • Tuesday–I plan to scour Pinterest for crafts/recipes to make and post pictures and descriptions of how I complete each one.  Sometimes, Pinterest items do not quite turn out as planned, so I hope to share that and any fixes I devise.
  • Wednesday–I plan to focus on health issues and/or beauty tips.  I want to learn to make soap and lotions, so here is where I can talk about my adventures.  As a nurse, of course I will continue to educate and discuss health issues.
  • Thursday–I will talk about my blogging experiences.  I will scour the internet for tips and tools and here is where I will share my new knowledge with you.
  • Friday–I will focus on rescue animals/shelter animals.  I want to get a DSL camera before I retire so I can go to my local shelter and take pictures of some of the wonderful animals there in need of new forever homes.  I will get history from the shelter about each animal to help you decide if you have room for another pet.

That’s it!  Shouldn’t be too difficult to do since I love typing and talking!  I figure I will just set up a schedule for myself to make blogging be my new job.  Hopefully, I will be able to fill my time with crafts, artwork, issues, blogging and rescue animals.

I may even once again delve into internet marketing, but I don’t think I will do any of this any time soon.  Although there is a company that I am interested in, I am still in the investigational stage so I will be quiet about that for now.

There are several topics of interest that I left off my list, but they may occassionally make it to the blog.  If that is the case, I will blog about them on the weekend so as not to change my M-F schedule.  I hope some of you will follow me again.  I know that I was gone for a long time, but with health issues and family issues as well as work issues, I could not keep up with the blog.

Please feel free to comment and ask me questions or share your story.  I hope to have many interesting conversations here on this blog and am looking forward to meeting many new friends.

I am also going to set up a facebook page for this blog, so you can join me there once I get that up!!


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