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STAR OF THE SHOW

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“Star of the Show”

RETIREMENT NOTE #2: GHOSTS AND OPPORTUNITY

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“The past can become ghosts when you move on.”  T. Fields My career was filled with accomplishments and helping other people. So why after retirement did I still feel empty regarding purpose and lost? At fault were the Ghosts from the Past. They haunted me and held me back from finding the new me. Key among those were identity, purpose and loss of social interaction. Somehow, I needed in retirement to find fulfillment again. If you made it to the doorstep of retirement and figured out funding, you have already accomplished a lot. That plus your career are your portfolio.  The accomplishments of the past need to be savored and honored, but they can also spawn Ghosts that will haunt you into retirement.  When you retire, it’s a new day. The road forward is less clear. Your earned work portfolio does not have the meaning it once did.  There are many good articles on this transition and suggested ways of dealing with it to find new fulfillment. Mentoring others, volunteering, learning new thi…

MEETING STREET PALETTE #18

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"Meeting Street Palette #18" - Columbia SC