Tag Archives: downsizing

  1. Retirement Communities


    July 18, 2017 by Jean

    Several months ago, I began to think seriously about what I will do when the hassles and physical work involved …
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  2. The Plan


    March 6, 2017 by Jean

    Over the holidays, during an annual celebratory dinner with friends, one of our party said that she had recently spent …
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  3. Moving Out / Moving On


    May 30, 2014 by Jean

    It is done! I have moved out of my Gettysburg townhouse and arrived in Maine for my new life as …
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  4. Transitioning to Retirement: Packing Up and Moving Out (2)


    January 7, 2014 by Jean

    In my last post, I wrote about my plans for sorting and packing a career’s worth of academic material in …
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  5. Transitioning to Retirement: Packing Up and Moving Out (1)


    December 30, 2013 by Jean

    As I prepare to return to Pennsylvania for my last semester of teaching at Gettysburg College, I’m starting to make …
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  6. Paring Down


    May 24, 2013 by Jean

    During the past few weeks, I’ve been absorbed in end-of-semester activities – first grading final papers and exams and turning …
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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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