Not Quite the Retirement I’d Planned, But Good

I had a nice plan for my retirement. I planned to spend my days writing, and making jewelry, and walking the beach, and not dealing with winter. I planned to find some way to volunteer and give back to the community. I have done this by volunteering to be the treasurer for the Veterans Art Center – Tampa Bay, and getting involved in their very creative initiative to help vets.

But then, along came tRump. His actions over the weekend with his immigration order has just tweaked my passion. It is such a hateful, fear-mongering order. It is designed solely to divide us, it has nothing to do with our safety, or the countries that actually had something to do with terror in this country would be included. But of course aren’t, because, well, follow the money. As usual with tRump.

Every day it gets worse. I realized I cannot just post stuff on social media, and stand up for reason there. I need to get a broader perspective and audience, and want to be involved in this battle more intently than from my couch in my living room.

This morning I joined the group on FB “Women’s March-Florida”. I just feel compelled to make my voice heard a little louder about what’s going on in this country. Today I read that Bannon now has access to the NSC, while the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff are no longer automatic principals. This is terrifying. Whatever I can do to help stop this madness, I will do.

It’s only a first step. Only one thing to do, which was easy. Now I need to go buy some postcards, to take part in their 10 actions for 100 days.

And I need to keep up my own little life too. I need to continue to do the things I had planned for my retirement. Reading, writing, creating, volunteering. I need to keep up my meditation practice, it absolutely helps me to quiet the rage that tRump brings out. I literally cannot stand to type his name, which is why he is tRump.

I will also pay attention to the budding relationship I have started, and try to nurture it. If it works out, it’s good. If it doesn’t, well, that’s good too. I will be where I am supposed to be with it. I won’t really know where, if anywhere, we are until he gets back from Ohio and after my younger sister goes back home and we have some time to get together again, and see how it goes.

I have things to deal with at home, like getting my deck cleaned, which I can’t do until I fix my hose problems, lol. I’ll get that done today, hopefully. After I take a walk, after I run some errands. Happily, the sun is back out here, with temps in the low 60’s. Good walking weather. Sunlight is pouring in my windows. Gotta love it.

Life is still rich, and full, and happy. I may be retired, I may be in the last quarter of my life, but I have the passion of a 20 year old and have some wisdom to balance that passion with. Life is good.

Love and light, all.

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