Tag Archives: Life stages

Life Stage Whiplash

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I stand in a moment between two life stages, and it is a bit whiplash inducing.  We took our youngest back to college for the last time over the weekend.  The empty nest  feels rather permanent this time. I vacillate between … Continue reading

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Don’t Retire; Re-tire

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When the tires are worn but the vehicle is still road worthy, you don’t retire the machine; you replace the tires.   Similarly, when a person’s chosen career or vocation becomes tired, flat or worn, there is no need to retire from productive life; he or she has … Continue reading

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Launching, Living and Landing

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Some days I feel like I’m living in a transportation hub, like an airport, with family members in various life stages launching and landing all around me. When I travel (literally, not metaphorically), I board a plane at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  It is a busy … Continue reading

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