Community, Finding your new tribe, Fitness, Health, Hobbies, Mental health

Exercise – beyond deep water running

Beyond deep water running Last year, I retired from full time work and started to exercise. Back in August, I shared my new deep water running adventures at the Palm Beach Aquatic Centre.  I continue to “tread water” every Tuesday morning. I  love the workout and feel very virtuous that I have braved the pool… Read More Exercise – beyond deep water running

Community, Finding your new tribe, Mental health, Personal development, Relationships, Retiring from work, Spirituality, Writing

The birth of Classic Women and my story (of transition to retirement)

The birth of the Classic Women blog A big thank you to the of you who have followed Classic Women over the past six months. In January 2017, I took a trial break from my paid job. I launched the blog, Classic Women. My qualification??? I love writing. I know about being a 50+ year old woman.… Read More The birth of Classic Women and my story (of transition to retirement)

Community, Family, Finding your new tribe, Personal development, Relationships, Spirituality

Introducing classic woman Barb, psychic medium

Barb, Psychic Medium – part one An amazing story of transition from public servant to psychic medium. Barb and I have known each other for more than 15 years. At one point in her life, she thought she would never retire – partly because of the financial security she needed but also because she had only ever seen herself in… Read More Introducing classic woman Barb, psychic medium

Community, Family, Finding your new tribe, Fitness, Health, Hobbies, Retiring from work, Travel

Another Classic Woman story. Introducing Lisa Raimondo – woman in transition.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR STORY OF TRANSITION? Please contact me by signing up to this blog (see boxes below) or via the Classic Women FB page. Introducing classic woman, Lisa and her transition to retirement. Lisa is having fun experimenting with a range of past times. She has many interests, and is open to exploring more. I… Read More Another Classic Woman story. Introducing Lisa Raimondo – woman in transition.

Family, Finding your new tribe, Hobbies, Relationships, Retiring from work, Travel, Writing

Classic Woman Cherie Bombell speaks to me about retirement

Introducing classic woman Cherie Bombell Thank you for agreeing to chat with me, Cherie. We’ve known each other for many years now. After meeting at work, we became friendly, sharing very similar values and interests. About two years ago you started talking about maybe leaving work, or retirement. What started that thinking in your mind? I… Read More Classic Woman Cherie Bombell speaks to me about retirement

Economics of leaving the paid job, Finding your new tribe, Retiring from work

Guest Blogger Kurt – Are you considering retirement? Expert advice ahead!

Welcome to guest blogger, Kurt Fitzgibbon Preparing for life when you stop working is about more than just the dollars and cents, however retirement planning is often centred on one question – ‘will you have enough money?’ Australians are living longer than ever before and enjoy one of the highest life expectancies in the world,… Read More Guest Blogger Kurt – Are you considering retirement? Expert advice ahead!

Community, Family, Finding your new tribe, Relationships

Retirement Satisfaction – five ways for women to find it

Why is retirement satisfaction ‘a thing’? An increasing number of women are living longer. The increasing number is linked to the post-war Baby Boom (BB)and this longer life is linked with our great health system and a wonderful Australian lifestyle. So more women, living longer means more women are heading for retirement. How will we find retirement satisfaction? Many of… Read More Retirement Satisfaction – five ways for women to find it

Finding your new tribe

At a function…newly retired: ‘…. and what do you do, Mel?’

Status update: newly retired. The shift away from being defined by work We’re living longer, so it follows that we will spend much more of our adulthood in retirement than a century ago. Many Australian women who are now contemplating retirement have worked continuously for many years. It is common to be asked, ‘and what do you do,… Read More At a function…newly retired: ‘…. and what do you do, Mel?’