Are you afraid to settle for a mediocre life? How do you find your mojo, if you think you’ve lost it?

Reflecting on life

I crossed something off my Retirement To-Do list recently, not because I'd completed it, as you might expect, but because I'd lost interest in it. I'd lost my drive, my passion, my joy for it. Where did it go and is this cause for concern?

Contemplation – Week 14: Challenges

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Hello! I really enjoy Desleyjane's weekly contemplation posts as they make me think about things - which I suppose is what contemplation is all about!  Each week desleyjane gives us a prompt from her journal and this week it is: What challenge did you overcome today? I admit to feeling very challenged lately, about all …

Contemplation – Week 13: Mood

Hello readers I have to say that I've had the nicest weekend!  It helps that today was a Public Holiday for the Queen's birthday (thanks Queenie) and it also helps that we went away for the weekend and had some fun. I must admit that it was with surprise I saw Desleyjane's contemplation post pop …

Contemplation – Week 11: Reading

Hello I love reading! Do you? A few other words I could use to describe myself as a reader are: avid, compulsive, dedicated, devoted, insatiable and voracious. So it's very timely that this week's prompt for desleyjane's Contemplation post is: What's the next book you're going to read? I am part of a book club which meets every month for …

Contemplation – Week 8: Who are you going to call?

Hello! I have been busy contemplating desleyjane's latest prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal.   This week the prompt is: Who do you want to talk to right now? I thought of lots of people I'd like to talk to; I've talked with my mum already today, with one of my daughters and messaged the …

Contemplation – Week 6: six things worth saving

Hello again! While out doing hill sprint intervals this morning at sunrise (I know I'm mad but I am in training so I need to get it done) I contemplated desleyjane's latest prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal.   This week the prompt is: What are you saving for? I'm going to turn this …

Contemplation – Week 5: what smells?

Hello again! I'm participating in desleyjane's blogging challenge Contemplation, where we share our responses to a prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal. This week's prompt is: What can you smell right now? Wild orange, citrus bliss, lemon - these are the lovely smells emanating from my diffuser at the moment.  I have taken to using the diffuser …

Contemplation – Week 4

Hello blogging friends! I'm participating in my friend's blogging challenge Contemplation, where we share our responses to a prompt from her Kikki K A Sentence a Day journal. It's up to week 4 but I only managed to join in last week for the first time - week 3. This week's prompt is: Name one thing you should …

Contemplation – Week 3

Hello and welcome! I can't believe it's already week 3 of desleyjane's new blogging challenge Contemplation! I have been meaning to respond each week,  but just haven't managed it - until now that is. Deselyjane explains the idea behind this challenge: Each week, I answer a prompt from the Kikki.K A Sentence A Day Journal. I’ve been …