Are You A Perennial?

The time has come to return to this blog! I traveled throughout the mainland USA and conducted around one hundred interviews with women over 60. It was the fall semester of 2019 when I took my sabbatical. Then COVID hit!

I put some of my notes together and gave a Capstone talk to the Women’s Studies Department for UH-Mãnoa this past spring semester. I’m afraid I was limited on time, and it didn’t allow me to include everyone in my talk.

Some say I have enough material for a book but I’m not sure that’s the route I want to take yet. I’m playing around with several possibilities of what to do with the information I gathered, and one suggestion was to set up a coaching business for older women who want to retire but not quite sure what they want to do.

If you think you might be interested, let me know. I suspect most women who have reached an age where they can retire are savvy enough to know what they want to do without my help.

I have retired from several careers in the past, however, and I know how easy it is to feel at a loss. Usually, I had something else in mind or already started each time I retired, which made it easier. I’m retiring from my teaching career at the end of summer school this year, and I finally understand what people go through the first time they retire!

My mind won’t let me sit at home; it’s working overtime, I think. So, you might be hearing the thought process I go through in setting up something new for myself. I’d love your suggestions!

Stay tuned!


P.S. I forgot to say that you can find my original posts about this under Check it out!

6 thoughts on “Are You A Perennial?”

  1. I sure hope so. when I can manage my grief and life is easier when I get a dog in 2022. I d love to come see you…congratulations on your first retirement and nw home.


  2. I’ve decided to do the things I really like to do. First on my list is to contact people that I would like to spend time with and people that mean something to me.


  3. Mahalo for your reply! Yes, that’s exactly on my list, too. It’s one reason I’m making my fall trip!


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