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    agebuzz Guest Blogger: Renee Langmuir

    Elevating Your Home Cooking: An Embarrassment Of Riches By Renee Langmuir

    By Renee Langmuir   I have been retired for six years. One of my greatest accomplishments, that no one in particular would applaud, is the greatly improved quality of my home cooking. This less-than-astonishing fact benefits just a few: my husband and me and the occasional guests to our home….

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    The Rookie Retiree By Renee Langmuir: Ejecting Perfectionism As We Age

    By Renee Langmuir   Why is it that sometimes the words of others have an eternal shelf life? Such was the case during my teaching career when my principal said, “You are just one step below a perfectionist.” Although intended as a compliment, at the time it landed as an…

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    The Rookie Retiree By Renee Langmuir: Is Retirement Housekeeping A Curse?

    By Renee Langmuir   Whenever I am in a medical office and I need to make the next appointment, I always tell the receptionist I can come anytime because I am retired. Such an interchange prompted my partner in conversation, who was nearing retirement age herself, to tell me that…

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    The Rookie Retiree By Renee Langmuir: Have You Reset Your Shopping Habits?

    By Renee Langmuir   As we age, one of the challenges we face is casting off familiar roles. I used to gleefully describe myself as a mother, teacher, and dancer. I could never visualize a world where any of these roles would recede. If I was honest with myself at…

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    You Are A House With Four Rooms By Renee Langmuir

    By Renee Langmuir   When I was in my fifties and intentionally changing my life, including my spouse and career, I had the habit of hanging meaningful quotes on the refrigerator for guidance. One of my favorites was from the English Author Rumer Godden, a prolific writer of 60 works…

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    The Rookie Retiree By Renee Langmuir: Arousing The Sleeping Travel Bug

    By Renee Langmuir   It is common knowledge that seniors have been greatly affected by the recent pandemic. Of course, the greatest tragedy was the number of vulnerable older folks who died or were isolated in assisted living or medical facilities. A much less significant issue was the fact that…

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    Renee Langmuir
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    Biography:

    Renee Langmuir was an educator for 34 years in public schools and at the university level. After an unplanned retirement, Renee chronicled her transition to retirement through a series of personal essays. As challenges arose, research was done, and essays were penned, all helping her gain perspective in this new landscape. These reflections are housed on her website, The Rookie Retiree. She writes from both a research and mindfulness basis. You can reach out to her through her agebuzz email at renee@agebuzz.com.

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