Category Archives: Retirement transition

  1. Summer Holidays


    July 4, 2016 by Jean

    Nothing highlights the differences between the summers of my teaching years and the summers of my retirement years more than …
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  2. Retirement, Leisure and Quality of Life


    February 25, 2016 by Jean

    Our understanding of retirement is bound up with our understanding of leisure. The dream of retirement is the dream of …
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  3. Taking Stock: Time


    January 14, 2016 by Jean

    As my second year of retirement begins, I am taking stock of how things are going. My last post (Taking …
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  4. Taking Stock: Finances


    January 3, 2016 by Jean

    As the old year turned into the new, I ended my first full year of retirement and began the second. …
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  5. Not One Thing


    November 6, 2015 by Jean

    Recently, I got into a conversation about retirement with an old acquaintance I ran into at the Sunday farmers’ market. …
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  6. Productivity, Sociability, Relaxation


    July 22, 2015 by Jean

    One year into my retirement, I am still trying to find the right balance among productivity, sociability and relaxation. Here’s …
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  7. Spontaneity and Singing


    April 29, 2015 by Jean

    During my work years, I managed time and competing demands for that time through systematic (and often rigid) scheduling. In …
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  8. Engagement, Disengagement, and Re-engagement


    April 22, 2015 by Jean

    When I was working, I was very engaged in my workplace – the type of faculty member who cared deeply …
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  9. Visiting the Former Workplace


    April 11, 2015 by Jean

    Many retirees confront the issue of what their relationship to the old workplace will be. Some retirees maintain a strong …
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  10. A Place to Think


    March 24, 2015 by Jean

    During the years when I was a hard-working college professor, teaching three different courses in a semester and often working …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has just stepped into the next phase of my life, retirement, after more than thirty years of college teaching. This blog is about my experience of that new phase of life.

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