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When I Retire

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When I Retire by Kerry AnderlikAs 2010 rolled in (can you believe it is actually 2010?!), some people made their New Year’s resolutions, but not me. I made my retirement resolutions. I keep a list of things I am going to do when I retire and have more free time. I thought I would share my list with you.


When I retire:

  • Iam going to get more exercise by making my doggies’ daily walks longer, even when it is raining or snowing.This will benefit all of us! I am also going to learn to bake their favorite peanut butter dog treats.
  • I am going to build shelves on the walls to give the kitties more spaces to explore. (OK, I admit it: I am going to nag my sweetie to build shelves.)After we finish our shelf projects, I want to learn to build kitty climbing poles and kitty condos to donate to local animal shelters and charity auctions.
  • I am going to keep up on local cruelty-to-animals cases and take the bus downtown to attend trials and hearings that affect animal issues in my area.
  • I want to organize an annual fundraiser at Liberty Lake to raise money for spay-and-neuter programs.
  • I am going to do more gardening. I want to experiment with growing sunflower seeds for winter bird food.I want to growveggies to donateto the local food banks.
  • I am going to be kinder to my family and spend more time listening.
  • I am going to organize everything—my finances, my kitchen cabinets, and my closets—and eliminate stuff that I just don’t need. I am going to shop at thrift stores for stuff I do need.
  • And last but not least, I am goingto update my will. I have been putting it off and putting it off, but I need to make sure that the money I have worked so hard for goes to the causes I care most about.

These are just some of my retirement resolutions. I would love to hear some of yours.

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    Alexa says...

    January 30th, 2010, 1:28 am

    When I retire I will read my books start to finish, volunteer more and meditate often. I will make my life mean something by giving to others soup kitchens, spca, and work hard to give aboriginal people a voice and a dignity for all that they are.

    john says...

    January 30th, 2010, 11:16 am

    Retirement Resolutions… what a great idea! I notice that your resolution about the Liberty Lake spay/neuter fundraiser just says “I want…” not “I am going to…” so I encourage you to strengthen that commitment to yourself and animals. best wishes, and thanks for the ideas

    Mary says...

    January 30th, 2010, 12:49 pm

    I would like to learn how to play piano and guitar. I would like to do more for animals. I would like to have time to read a book. I would like to have time to enjoy the outdoors. I would like to enjoy the simply things in life.

    Rachel Beirne says...

    January 30th, 2010, 4:08 pm

    You are wonderful!
    Those are great plans. If there is a heaven there is surely a place for you, the world could benefit greatly if there were more people like you!

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