Thursday, October 10, 2013
more on retirement
I madly blogged about my neighbourhood walks initially on my travel blog but as the weather deteriorated I wrote less but still have a few entries I could be writing. I am coaching soccer and as always learning as I go! I read to kindergarten students each Wednesday morning for one friend while she has checks her grade one students' reading as they Read to Self. Tuesday mornings I spend at my old school beginning before school with a soccer practice (often in the gym due to rain) and then mainly in a first grade class but have other projects in the works. As always I admire the work of my former colleagues but see too many gaps in the system! Thursdays after school are soccer games for the next couple of weeks. Thursday nights I have begun Spanish 2 and I can assure you there are moments when I think I am way over my head but... I seem to spend an hour or two a day working on the Duolingo app on my iphone to fill in my Spanish gaps (if there had been a test on Spanish 1, I think I would have barely passed!). After school Fridays I have tried to work in a couple of soccer practices as well. I went to a couple of classes at the Apple Store and picked up a couple of pointers. I can't say I have actually done more yoga than previously but I may... I walk more and still go to my usual fitness classes.
The farthest I have been motivated to travel is Victoria with a friend overnight and that was fun. Holly
It's honestly good! I have tried not to get to go nuts in the volunteering department. I feel as if I am already tied down enough with what I am doing. I want to go to Whistler and am wondering when as it is. Sometimes the choices seem never ending and it is hard to choose what to do!
I have to really watch how much time I spend on facebook-I found two addicting groups-one of people who take pictures around the world and another for people from the Eastern Townships. I kid you not. I have fallen in love with my iphone so I am connected everywhere it seems, not that I talk on the phone any more than before though. I love taking pictures with my iphone. And then of course I can post them to Facebook. It's always nice to have people like your pictures...
Tracks. I love having time to have long conversations with friends over coffee! But I also love being able to see and work still with students. I don't miss hours of preparation and assessment though.
I am still wondering about living on a retirement income especially with a house that always could use repairs and improvements, and of course I would like to travel as well. But for now I am really just trying living in the moment... It is a privilege...