My retirement was highly anticipated and poorly prepared. I had done due diligence on the financial side of things, but I had just vague assumptions about what life would be like if I didn’t have to work every day. I was a Type-A, critical-thinking workaholic. I had no hobbies, no exercise program, and few friend connections outside of my work relationships. I was too busy … [Read more...]
About Patricia Doyle
In July 2014, I retired from a 30+ year corporate career with one company. This timing was a few years earlier than planned, as a highly attractive, early retirement package was offered. Given the timing and my work-focused life style, I did not have a plan in place for what came next. I am a planner by nature, so the days after the retirement moment became a journey of learning about transition, a journey I am still on.
Part of the transition was discovering what I wanted to do. I uncovered a desire to write, a love of research & synthesis, and a realization that I liked to advise/teach others. This all merged into creation of my Retirement Transition blog and then my book, also called Retirement Transition. Available online at Amazon
After blogging for 4+ years, I continue to love the connections with other bloggers on similar transition journeys from a full-time career to what comes next here in “mid-life”. I continually learn from others – through their blogs and comments.
I currently live in the Mid-west (Cincinnati) with my also-retired husband and our Lab-mix dog, Taylor.