My personality has a component of being duty bound. I was raised in the home of a career military officer who took duty to God and Country very seriously. Therefore, I tend to take on new projects with gusto. As I conclude my 34 year career as an educator I have been researching all aspects of retirement.
Since another part of my personality loves the proverbial half-full glass approach to living, I usually see positive in situations, especially in life altering events, such as retirement. As I listen to comments from friends, I sense concern for their future.
A third component of my personality is my love of educational process. It is a creative process for me, and creativity is akin to spiritual functions in my life. It is invigorating and uplifting. I have been creating an online community to share what I am learning with friends, students, and colleagues. I have over 2500 friends on Facebook, and in just the past couple of weeks I have had over 1000 views of my Safe Retirement Freedom Blog.
In addition to many friends who are closing in on retirement, I am sharing what I am learning with my younger friends, many of whom are former students and just starting careers. Often I think, ‘I sure wish I had known this when I was young, I could be so much better prepared now.’
The online world has brought us into a whole new era of communication. It has been changing the way the world goes round. Social media was the key element in the overthrow of a dictator in Egypt. Every month more people are shopping online. Many businesses struggle if they do not have on online outlet.
A major component of my Internet world is the commenting and interaction I am enjoying with friends. Much of my research is driven by questions and comments. When permission is given, I will share success stories submitted by followers and friends on my website and Blog. I hope you will share, as you apply creative pro-activity in your life.
This is Part #2---BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN CAPABILITIES. Dream great dreams and explore new territory.