We've only just Begun...

in Silver Bloggers2 months ago (edited)

We've only just begun to live...

I wrote about the changing Seasons of Life the other day, quite a personal one at that; but can honestly say that although I looked forward to the day I could finally bid farewell to the corporate world, the outcome would have been different had I not made plans with regards to supplementing my income if I wanted to maintain my standard of living as when in full time employment.
Further, returns from investments dropped last year due to the unstable money markets and Hive certainly became a lifesaver when we had to close our BnB during lockdown.

We all have a bucket list for sure, and there is no way mine could ever be completed without that extra income as the little pot of gold that we're offered the day we retire, can soon dry up.

So many roads to choose
We'll start out walkin' and learn to run...

Now believe it or not, we indeed start learning to walk as little babes, but the kind of walking changes during several phases or seasons of life, and that is one sure thing we cannot avoid!

Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way...


We hardly learn to run, when another unknown and often winding road pops up on the horizon.

The way we tackle these changes of course affects the outcome; so always be mindful of how you approach, check the route and remember that the easiest road is not always the best!

And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We'll find a place where there's room to grow

Never be afraid of a challenge, and remember the dreams you had when you were young and free; take the plunge and start start that hobby you never had time for, or turn it into a little business if you so wish, but keep on plodding and before you know it, you'll be running the race like a pro again!

Best of all, here in the buzzy world of Hive where someone is always online with all of us living in different time zones, you will never walk alone so check out the diverse communities and of course if you're between the ages of 40 to 100, Hive Silver Bloggers is the very best place to meet up with kindred spirits while earning Crypto and storing your memories.

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I'm sure many of us can identify with much of what's being shared, but we also have some amazing photography and much inspiration from these talented members.

  • @papilloncharity the amazing photographer and founder of the Papillon Foundation wrote about Retirement Myths and showed us a 1934 vintage Chevrolet that's still in pristine condition, outlasting all modern models.
    I'm sure you get the drift of this message!

Photo by @papilloncharity

  • @fionasfavourites our seasoned blogger gave us Throwback Thursday on a Friday and took us all the way back to memories from the year 1982. I spotted a Macrame in the pic I'm sharing of an unforgettable holiday Fiona had with friends; anyone remember making a Macrame?
    Guys were not shy to show off their legs back then;)

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Photo belongs to @fionasfavourites

  • @keithboone the photographer who sometimes may rant (his own words), wrote a fascinating blog Is It Possible To Reverse Aging?
    and shared his journey to a life changing switch from being overweight and ill when younger to better health in his retirement days. He also provided a real interesting link to do your own Health Age Calculator.

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Fatman Image by Eduardo RS from Pixabay
Photo of Cyclist of course is our very own @keithboone's image.

The trees along my path acted like a tunnel and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel - it shines golden. That's the light of the Golden Age of Retirement.
Oh, how I would love to be able to run faster into that light, but I have to keep walking the very slow speed that everybody walks. But you might notice that the path becomes slightly brighter the closer you get to the end.

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Photo by @johannpiber

  • @lenasveganliving shared her stunning flower photography in MAGNOLIA SPRING 2021;
    one can almost smell the fragrance of the flowers and feel the excitement of the new season in this talented vegan foodie/ photographer's images.

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Photo by @lenasveganliving

  • @isabelpena the lovely and accomplished foodie from Venezuela shares A review about me for this beautiful community where she tells us about the difficulties of living and surviving in her troubled country and how her weekly Hive earning has helped her. This strong lady does not let anything get her down!

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The lyrics that inspired this post comes from the Carpenters song and the songwriters are Paul Williams / Roger Nichols.

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I wished, my next post would be a story about my first day as a pensioner, but this would mean my next post would be in 5 years 🤣 So I think I'd better search for another suitable theme for the Hive Silver Bloggers 😉

Thank you so much for featuring my post 🤗

Cheers and !BEER

I loved your post and those glorious photos and we certainly don't want to wait another 5 years! You can always tell us what you'd like to do on that day but I'm sure you'll come up with something good;)
Thank you so much for being here, much appreciated!

I thank you again for the nice welcome and I do hope to make another post before the 5 years are gone.
If I would start to tell you what I am planning to do from that special day on, I could probably make a daily post for 5 years 🤣
Have a wonderful week 🔆

Cheers and !BEER

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Hello; @lizelle

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Thank you so much @papilloncharity and the DNA team!

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Thank you for the share and shall do the honors via twitter and reblog Lady Lizzy.
Time for all of us and all members to make this community known.

Think about it guys, as should we gather a sponsor along the way we will all walk around with broad smiles.

Blessings to all.

Thank you so much for that @papilloncharity, we need to get the word out so we can grow some more. I'm just so thankful that we've gotten such a nice group of bloggers together already!

Oh yeah and I think that we can indeed show the world how we can grow Lady Lizzy.
Great people in the foundation of #silverbloggers here.

Thanks a lot for the shout-out! The photographer who rants, eh? I may have to rethink that. I haven't had a good rant for ages! I must be getting mellow in my old age! :-)

I hope some more members jump in here with their own stories and blogs!

Haha, thankfully many of us mellow with age, good thing, although a good rant is needed at times!
Just letting you know I will blog from my own account @lizelle in future as I get some nice autovotes but will make @hive-106316 the beneficiary so the community account can grow a bit more, until that admin account gets more followers;)
Think I will explain that to members in a post.
Great having you here @keithboone !

So many wonderful stories and photos! I am happy to be member of our new community. Thank you Lizelle for making it happen and for such a great job writing this first summary 💖😍💖

I'm glad you enjoyed it Lena, but think from here on when writing as admin I will post from @lizelle and not as @hive-106316 (until that account gets more followers) so we can earn a bit more for the community as I get nice autovotes but can make the community the beneficiary for the post earnings.

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