Tag Archives: social life

  1. Relearning to Be Sociable


    March 24, 2021 by Jean

    As Spring arrives, I feel that, like the plants in my garden, I’m emerging from a period of dormancy. Three …
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  2. Retirement as an Expansive Time of Life


    November 3, 2018 by Jean

    I used to chuckle about retirees who claimed they couldn’t remember how they previously found time to hold a job, …
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  3. Social Class, Social Etiquette and Social Anxiety


    June 5, 2016 by Jean

    I was surprised when several readers responded to my recent post on friendship by saying that I seem to have …
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  4. Taking Stock: Well-Being


    January 19, 2016 by Jean

    This is the third of my “Taking Stock” posts for the new year. This one focuses on how I am …
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  5. A Single Woman’s Holiday


    December 21, 2015 by Jean

    Christmas morning. I will be up early, before the sun, to begin preparing Christmas dinner. I will plug in the …
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  6. Social Life


    December 15, 2015 by Jean

    One of the trickier aspects of retirement for me is finding the right balance between social life (connection with others) …
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  7. Seasonal Changes


    September 10, 2015 by Jean

    I grew up in southern New England, where there are four distinct seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter), each with …
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  8. Busy, Busy, Busy


    August 25, 2015 by Jean

    One of the concepts that comes up repeatedly in the social science literature on retirement is the “culture of busyness” …
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  9. 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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  10. New Friends/Old Friends


    July 10, 2015 by Jean

    In all my advance reading about retirement, I did not see anything that suggested retirement would be a time when …
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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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