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Who Am I Now? Organizational Journaling for Taming Retirement Syndrome Taught by Deb Schanilec

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Wednesday, November 13th  6-7:30pm

FEE: $24

Retirement Syndrome is a term for the possible disorientation experienced when 3 Key Aspects formerly fulfilled by your worklife–structure, social connection and purpose- will require finding satisfying substitutions.

Perhaps you’ve worked with a financial planner and have a strategy in place for budgeting and saving for when you retire. But very few of us are aware of, much less have given any real thought to, what it takes to navigate those emotional transitions regarding our departure from the familiar world of full-time employment.

While there is no “quick-fix” for this unique life chapter, curiosity and a willingness to take action over time are all that is required.

During this 1- 1/2 hour session, you’ll participate in interactive and thoughtful exercises to help you clarify what it is that you want. You’ll be introduced to the components of Organizational Journaling (OJO) and how they can help you create the structure, connections and purpose that work for you. More importantly, you’ll learn how to gather data while you experiment with and explore options, and take action based on that data, rather than relying on perception and memory.

You’ll have time in class to work on creating the method you’ll use to capture your progress, track your experience, and inspire further investment in your day-to-day quality of life.

If you’ve taken an OJO class before, great! You are also welcome to join us for this focused OJO application with no past experience. Wet Paint provides blank paper, pens, markers and straight edges for in-class use.

Student testimonial:

“Although I have kept myself busy in retirement with lots of activities and stayed physically healthy, I hadn’t been aware of how depleted I was emotionally and spiritually.  I see now why I have seemed to have hit a brick wall and struggled to get myself going each day. I’m still not sure what I need to do differently, but your class has given me some tools to track how I’m doing and some ideas of where to look for answers. For the first time in many months, I woke up this morning with a sense of hope. –Paul P”

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November 13
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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