Just do it and keep doing it…

The part I enjoy the most and enjoy the least is one and the same, not really want to do it but not giving up, even though it seems to be such a chore at times.  But I persevere and this is the 10th, and final one. My most favourite and also the least is to identify my heroine, can’t find one who is living, but thinking about how in some minor ways, to follow her footsteps.  The biggest takeaway for me is that…there never will be a totally ideal condition and time to start doing something, that I should just do it, if it is important enough.  But also to follow through to make the “having started it” worthwhile.  The next step I am going to take…is to actually learn about blogging to be able to do it properly so that I can start to build an online community of baby boomers, to share and to support each other, to live our lives to its fullest, with a sense of purpose, whatever that maybe.

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10

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The New Zealand baby boomers…

Where would I like to be, maybe New Zealand? I am attracted by what little I know of it, other than its sceneries. Who lives there? How does it compare with the world that I live in? As my vision is to build an on line community of baby boomers, I may use the time to go to all the tourist attractions, but at the same time, try to get in touch with the New Zealand baby boomers. What is their lifestyle, how do they spend their time, as compared to the North Americans…‎

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 9

Enjoying life to its fullest, with a purpose

I went to the Kensington Market Jazz Festival, never have I done that before.  And it was wonderful, while lining up talked to two ladies and we ended up sitting together.  The singers were amazing, totally enjoyable and the best part is all proceeds paid at the door go to The Boys and Girls Club.  Molly Johnson organized this with all the singers doing it pro bono.  How cool is that!  The love and passion of jazz channeled into funds to support children. That is enjoying life to its fullest, with a purpose.  Great experience and a terrific day.

 This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 8

My perfect “imperfect action”

I think I already have been working on an imperfect action by keep writing this blog.  I don’t know about blogging, and I started doing it anyways.  Writing about the challenges as proposed each day for the last six days, helps me to focus on clarifying what I want to do, how I can be productive with my retirement.  This idea of sharing with other baby boomers the relevant issues of this particular age group, while I am experiencing it myself sparked my interest a few months back.  Now this is the perfect “imperfect action” that requires my action, to work on it every day for the next 30 days. It would be a great start.

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7

My heroine

I am at a loss because no one in particular, who is living, comes to mind.  I can only think of one… June Callwood was a Canadian journalist, author and social activist. According to the Toronto Star article on April 15, 2007 “June Callwood, a unique and unlikely blend of writer and activist, saint and rebel, visionary and go-to pragmatist, died yesterday. She was 82.”

She had accomplished so much in her life time…a champion of the underdog and underserved, but always in the forefront. Sandra Martin wrote in the Globe and Mail, “She helped establish 50 organizations – that’s more than most people join in their lifetimes. The institutions range across the arts, human rights, civil liberties and social welfare.”

She was asked to help our charity.  I was lucky to get to know her. As busy and famous as she was, she always responded to every letter I wrote her.  I remembered so well that she took time to give me a tour of Casey House Hospice.

She told the Star, “The only tragedy that death represents is a life not lived. I don’t have much to regret. There’s not much I haven’t been able to do.”  I hope that I am able to do as much as I can in my retirement.

If I am able to ask her a question, it would be…what drives you to do so many great things while remaining as humble as you are.

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 6

Babyboomerang

I said that I want a flexible routine but this daily success plan requires “structure”.  Perhaps having the structure as suggested would give me the discipline to finish what needs to be done.

My daily success plan can be something like this:

9 a.m. Have a good breakfast and read up on the day’s news

10:30 a.m.Write up 3 most important actions for the day and allocate time for each one;

11:00 a.m.Have two 25 minute sessions of working on the MIA

12 noon Exercise

1 p.m.Lunch

2 p.m.Have two more 25 minute sessions on the MIA

3 p.m.Relax, and feel good :)…

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 5

 

Babyboomerang

I am great in connecting people.  I can identify the strength of one person and match it to another who can benefit from the association.

I am also eager to share good information with others who can gain from such knowledge.

I am creative in extracting information from various sources to make things work better.

Are these my superpowers which I can use as leverage to do social good?

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 4