Saturday, July 27, 2013
Making Some Changes
I am an early retiree who lives on a fixed income. I am also an artist and crafter. I'm a cook who enjoys experimenting with recipes. I'm a traveler. I'm into home decorating and improvement, especially in my new circumstances. I enjoy reading. I have two part time businesses which I enjoy. The list goes on.
Lately, I have been having some blogging identity problems. I realize that I don't want to be defined as "being retired". I also don't want to blog just about retirement-living richly or otherwise. In the past, I've considered starting a quilt and craft related blog separate from this one, but that really hasn't seemed like a good solution for me.
I do know that few bloggers have multiple bogs, for example one about travel alone and one about their home life. I don't think that's for me though, mainly as I divide my life among many areas. I don't spend a great majority of time doing one single thing, for example.
The end result is that readers will slowly see changes on this blog. My goal is to make this more of a "lifestyle" blog (for lack of a better phrase) and less of a retirement blog. Obviously, all articles will be written from the perspective of my fixed income retirement, but that will not be the emphasis of most of the articles. While there will occasionally be blog posts about purely retirement issues, most will not be so. Instead, I'll be writing about quilting, crafting, and food (including recipes and tutorials once in awhile. I plan to write more articles about travel (past, present and future). I'll share more of the day to day with my life.
Those readers who enjoy learning about fixed income retirement, or single retirement will still be able to do so-it will just be shared in the context of all the other things in my life, rather than a separate adventure. For example, as I write about my gourmet cooking lessons and semi expensive hobbies, I'll also share the tricks I use to afford those things within my financial limitations.
For now I've decided to keep the title "Living Richly In Retirement" as I think the title is a good fit. Look for changes in terms of style, tabs and stuff on the side as I explore this new journey-and continue to live richly in retirement!
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