Goodwill Words Gallery, retiredguys.net, etc.

Image by Markus Winkler from Pixabay 

From my other sites…

Goodwill Words Gallery [A favorite project]

Retiredguys.net [Helps me keep tabs on this next chapter.]

Word Inventions [Just added a Seth Godin post. The guy is so sharp.]

Side Hustle Curator [nearing 300 posts. I just like passing along some helpful content to others. You’d think I’d repurpose some of this, wouldn’t you?]

Yes, I’m still as retired as ever.

And sometimes, tired as ever.

Image by dexmac from Pixabay 

A writer drifting to new ventures…

Photo by Jan Kohl (Unsplash)

So, yes, the photo suggests something waaaay more exciting, noble, and daring than my ‘new ventures’, but I liked the photo so there you go!

Retirement is still a reality and one of my interests, but I’ve drifted toward:

Anyway, I’ll probably be using retirerenew blog to post links to my other blogs, and a few other inspirations, since they’re all part of the ‘renewal and creative reinvention’ process.

More reasons to write/create for others

An update sharing a link to the request so far.

Here is the current list of requests
–updated daily.

Confession…I’m falling behind! Luckily, I have till the 22nd to get them in the mail.

If you do participate, why not create a quick word cloud highlighting that person’s special traits? Then print it out on the paper you’ll use for your letter.

Finally! You’re doing something with your life!

Here’s a link to my post’s 1-minute look at the More Love Letters project’s first request:

https://inventwithwords.com/2020/12/08/contributing-to-this-larger-goodwill-words-project/

Geeez, do something with your life, would’ya? Part II

tiger lying on his side
Image by Gerhard G. from Pixabay

My first response to the story linked below: Admiration.

Then: “And you think it’s a big deal when you roll a neighbor’s trash barrels in every Tuesday morning.”

Yep, seems I could be doing more in my spare time.

So, once I get past the shame and embarrassment [I’ll need coffee and a scone to help me along], I’m going to let these impressive kids inspire me to simply get more done.

AND…super citizen that I am, I’ll STILL roll in those trash barrels!

Time Magazine’s Kid of the Year

Geeez, do something with your life, would’ya?

Image by Rain Carnation from Pixabay 

Yeah, life is a little wonky, even in retirement, but creating is still a great way to pivot out of the confusion and into something productive and helpful.

A few recent projects come to mind…

Sending notes to loveforourelders.org

Creating digital postcards

What I wish I knew as a creator

I enjoyed this fun I Wish They Had Told Me This Years Ago YouTube video by Julie of Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.

If you’re interested in meeting more artists, check out the Cheap Joe’s Artspeak series.

Fellow folks on the retirement arc: I’m hoping these occasional posts nudge you forward in your creative pursuits, or nudge you forward to finding creative pursuits.

Curation Corner: Insights from Seth Godin

word cloud insights on creativity

I subscribe to Seth Godin’s daily email and it just hit me that I’ve been squirreling away his wisdom when I should have been sharing it with you. Here are three items on creativity.

Hope you get a burst [a nudge, even] of inspiration.

Successful creatives are listeners and engagers.

Noodling is better than receiving feedback.

Simply begin…

Creating with video and music, just because…

bee on red coneflower

Click above for a slo-mo peek at some busy bees.

Makes me reflect on the line from this post.

“That said, not everyone sets out to impact the world with their art,
and that’s perfectly fine.” –Jake Parker

And really, am I better off watching TV news or putting music to bees’ daily chores?