Tag Archives: emotional responses to retirement

  1. School’s Out!


    May 11, 2014 by Jean

    Today, I turned in my last-ever set of final (really final!!) grades. There are many aspects of teaching that I …
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  2. Retirement Celebrations


    May 4, 2014 by Jean

    In his advice to prospective retirees at the end of The Experience of Retirement, Robert S. Weiss includes the following: …
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  3. Old Files


    March 31, 2014 by Jean

    For the past several weeks, I’ve been spending a half day each week sorting through old files in my office. …
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  4. Retirement Transition Reading: Supercharged Retirement


    February 23, 2014 by Jean

    It’s probably not surprising, given my academic training, that my response to any approaching major life event is an extensive …
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  5. Both Exciting and Scary


    February 16, 2014 by Jean

    Recently, I asked one of my senior students how she was feeling about her impending graduation from college, and she …
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  6. Transitioning to Retirement: From Saving to Spending


    December 21, 2013 by Jean

    Most of the financial advice about retirement is about how to save for retirement; but the transition to retirement is …
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  7. Pushing Through


    October 27, 2013 by Jean

    Two weeks ago, I spent a long weekend, our mid-semester break, at home in Maine. I read a novel, stacked …
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  8. The Last Months of Work at a Rewarding Career: The Temptation of Self-Indulgence


    September 23, 2013 by Jean

    In this, my last year of work at my academic career, I find the fact that this is my last …
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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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