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A Regional Goodbye

A Regional Goodbye

In the Puget Sound area, we collaborate on planning issues in a four-county region.  The rivers, roads, and traffic flow between Pierce, Kitsap, Snohomish, and King counties.  These are the most populated counties and contain the metropolitan cities of Everett,...

An Unexpected Resolution

An Unexpected Resolution

The last few weeks before retirement have been a blur.  There are many things to close out, wrap up and transfer to others.  It seems strange to complete several weeks of time cards, sign them and move them along for the next signature. After the last one was signed I...

How Gardens Help you Rock Your Retirement

How Gardens Help you Rock Your Retirement

Retirement age is a period in which one has more time to enjoy life. People seek the joy of old age in various ways. And many have spent all their old-age caring for their gardens. According to therapeutics, nature has a significant impact on our health, both...

Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

With only seven working days left, I’m really trying to finish strong before I retire.  When I was in high school and running in track meets, we had a saying at the end of the race as we rooted for our teammates.  It was “Go Hard” and “Finish Strong!” I’ve been trying...

A Month of Goodbye’s

A Month of Goodbye’s

Last Words, Final Thoughts Each month I write an article for our department newsletter.  This month was the final article of my career.  “For the month of March, this will my last Director’s Corner Newsletter article. In a few weeks, at the end of the month, I will...

Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

When I was in high school I was a sprinter.  Besides running the 100 and the 220-yard dashes, I was the anchor leg for the 440-yard relay and the mile relay.  For my four years of high school, I was the fastest sprinter we had on the team, so I was the last person to...

5 Tips to pay off debt in retirement

5 Tips to pay off debt in retirement

We don’t normally discuss money here. But today, we are going to talk about it so that our readers can enter into a comfortable retirement by repaying debts when they leave the workforce. A few days back, I was going through a recent CNBC report which has stated that...

Birthday

Birthday

I passed another milestone last week. I’m now eligible for social security!  Even though I plan to wait for eight more years before I draw my benefit, it seems like this day arrived sooner than I could have imagined. Most of my more recent birthdays haven’t been...

Mentoring

Mentoring

When I think back on my career, I’m sad that there were very few positive mentors and a just few coaches that crossed my path.  However, when there was someone who took an interest in me, was willing to invest their time and energy in smoothing my journey or...

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  • Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
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