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    agebuzz Guest Blogger: Renee Langmuir

    The Rookie Retiree By Renee Langmuir: Cheers to 7 Years: More Reflections on Lessons Learned In Retirement

    By Renee Langmuir   For those nearing retirement age, one question looms large: “What will retirement be like for me?” Because we all come in “so many flavors,” and our circumstances are so distinct, there is no simple answer to that question. The first post on my own website, www.therookieretiree.com…

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    The Rookie Retiree By Renee Langmuir: The Initiation: Managing the First Serious Illness

    By Renee Langmuir   There are no instruction manuals for navigating a first serious illness. Even nurse navigators with all good intentions, and a very helpful title, might overlook something compelling. A little shared wisdom and experience would have gone a long way, recently, for my husband and me.  …

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    The Rookie Retiree By Renee Langmuir: Seven Years Of Retirement: Invaluable Lessons Learned

    By Renee Langmuir   There are many explanations for why time seems to speed up as we age. Common theories suggest that as we age, each year is a smaller fraction of our total time in this world. Also, unique experiences slow down time, and we do not have as…

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    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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    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 [email protected].

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