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Getting started is the hard part

It's funny.  I've had all of these ideas swimming through my head for days (and nights), yet when it's time to finally sit down and write my first post, I don't know what to say.  Guess I'll start with more information about why I'm doing this.

I've always liked to write.  As with any introvert, it's easier to write down my thoughts than to speak them.  I feel like I have something to say, but we'll see if that's true.  More importantly, we'll see if anyone else thinks what I have to say is worth spending his/her precious time on.

Anyway, even though I have so many things to keep me busy, the idea of blogging hit me one day and I knew it was meant to be.  I thought for days on what to call myself.  Many of my ideas were already taken.  Then one day, while showering (isn't that where all good ideas are hatched?), it came to me.  Why not share my experiences as a retiree, but from the perspective of an introvert?

Will my experiences be any different from a non-introverted retiree?  I don't know.  I happen to believe I am happier with retirement as an introvert, as I don't require the same day to day interactions others might.  Don't get me wrong.  I have great friends that I love spending time with.  And I do think my retirement is easier since I found my (relatively) new husband.  I just never suffer from cabin fever.  I can stay home for days and never get antsy.  I can tell when I've been doing too much outside the house and need to be home.

What kinds of things will I write about?  I may not have a lot of original material, but I hope to share books I find worth reading (or not), my sewing and knitting projects (including my failures), my card making and scrapbooking (still doing some the old-fashioned way), and cooking/baking.  I'm also a numbers person and LOVE to use spreadsheets.

So, stick with me for a while and we'll see where this goes.  I know it's early in this process, but if you have any questions or thoughts, send them my way.

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