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#82 Senior Salon


Are you ready for a change?


Are you ready, for the new week of #82 Senior Salon

July 27, 02:00 am to Aug 1, 2020, 2:00 pm PST


We need your support and implore you and respectfully ask that each and every person leaving a link, share this post on your own social media.  This will cause a ripple effect, as we will gain more participants, and you will also get more eyes and shares on your own posts.

Please fellow #SeniSal members, we plead and ask that you read and share the posts of your fellow bloggers.  The more you give, the more you will receive.  This is part of Caring for one another!


Are you ready for a change,
and taking the first step leading you
on your path of Retirement?



Yes, I have been hinting the past month to spill the beans, and although not August 1st as yet, but this linkup will run over my first day of retirement, i.e. 1st of August, I decided to let you all in on my secret.   

Yes, I only have 5 more working days (I am not counting 😇) left, after being with a company for the past 15 years!  There is a time to come and a time to go, and my time to go has come, and I will be retiring and my last day will be July 31st, 2020.   

I have already been contemplating and looking into this ‘retirement’ thing for many years as we have had lots of changes at work, but due to this, that and the other, and with the pandemic, we are all in, I felt this would be the most opportune time for me to exit from my working career.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything, there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.


Sign board indicating Next Exit as Retirement








Some steps to consider and make sure you have looked hard at what you want to do and how to achieve your goals:

  1. Are you totally committed?
  2. What is your plan of action?
  3. Have you considered the pros and cons?
  4. Do you have support, from your spouse or partner?
  5. Are you in the right frame of mind?


What do you understand and what does the word CHANGE mean to you?

Is it just not the same anymore? Then there must have been a change. The noun change can refer to anything or state that is different from what it once was.

Change is everywhere in life — and in English. The word has numerous senses, both as a noun and verb, and is a part of many common phrases, like “a change of heart.” Change might describe a drastic transformation, as in Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, or it could also represent what’s jingling in your pocket.



What is the real meaning of retirement?

Retirement, according to the dictionary, means to “withdraw from one’s position or occupation or from active working life.” You can achieve retirement when you have sources of income that do not have to be earned by working. Retirement and the term “financial independence” are often used interchangeably.


Why do people retire?

There are many good reasons for retirement. Chief among these is the freedom from onerous work, which provides the leisure to do the things that a person really wants to do, such as travel, hobbies, community service, or simply taking it easy. There are also many good reasons not to retire.











I have lots of ideas and plans to work on, especially blogging related, so please keep an eye out for the new stuff coming soon … 


#82 Senior Salon

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We welcome all new bloggers and some bloggers that shared posts before that returned and shared again.  We hope that you enjoy the camaraderie and will come back weekly!

The more new friends we get, the more wonderful posts we can read and share. In doing so you also promote and get your own posts shared more widely, so this will be in your own benefit as well. 

Thanks, that we can count on your support ♥.

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  10. My Journey with the Bible


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TOP 10 Senisal POSTS 

If you wish to take another look please revisit #80 Senior Salon as we did receive a great number of wonderful posts.  The fact that the entries closed, does not mean that you are unable to visit and read, comment, and share those posts.

We respectfully ask for your support and help to share our weekly post on a Monday and throughout the week when you come to share your post via Inlinkz.  If you do not share and help #SeniSal will not be able to survive.  This is as much for you all as it’s for your hosts and we really ask for your weekly support in sharing the Monday post on your social media and add the #Senisal Banner to the post that you share and the Winner Banner when you made the TOP 10 list.

By sharing the TOP 10, I hope this will encourage you to make a conscious effort to get your post also listed in the TOP 10 MOST POPULAR LIST.  Instead of having the top 10 most popular songs, we now feature the TOP 10 MOST POPULAR POSTS.

The doors to #82 Senior Salon are OPEN
and we wish to promote your posts!

July 27, 02:00 am to Aug 1, 2020, 2:00 pm PST


Your #Senisal Hosts

Kim Davis Berry

Kim Davis Berry

Where will you be able to connect with Kim?
Twitter / Pinterest / InstagramYouTube / Facebook Group

Kim is Loyal, Quick-witted, Slightly irreverent, Wife, Mother of 2 (and their sweet husbands), Extreme 2nd-grade teacher, Fur mamma to 3 boy cats, Lover of all things creative like making glitter tumblers, rubber stamping, Cricut, resin art, cooking, and gardening.   I’m a fierce foodie AND…currently loving to LASER using the mother of all crafting tools… the Glowforge Laser!!!!


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Esmé is Mom of a grown daughter and son, now already married to wonderful spouses and they have 2 kids each. She is the proud Grandma to 4 grandkids, two on each side, and a pigeon pair each.  She is the wife and partner to her husband for 40+ years and still blessed to be able to be in such a loving relationship.  Her love of cooking and baking can be seen here on the blog as well as her eagerness to share and promote her fellow bloggers across all Social Media.


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CONCLUSION to #82 Senior Salon


Retire from your job, but never retire your mind and remember: Age is just a number, but retirement is one of the greatest gifts to mankind.


In the comments, tell me what are you doing?  I would love to connect, and hear your stories.  I may even use your stories, with your permission, for a new post.  Please drop me a note.  Thanks all, and know you know my story.








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  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.


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13 thoughts on “#82 Senior Salon”

  1. So happy to see you blogging full time and you do need to retire now for your own good. We are all here waiting for you at the other end.❤️❤️

    • Dear Hugh, thank you so much yes for sure a new chapter and I am looking forward to it and with that get more into blogging which I could not do as I would have loved to do while working full time and then for many many years up to 12-15 hour days.

  2. Esme, congratulations on your retirement! I had planned to work two more years before retiring early, but there were lots of changes coming and I decided to bail even earlier. Don’t even miss it. Enjoy! The first link I’m going to visit is “Tea, biscuits, and sewage”–I mean, who can resist a title like that?!

  3. Blessings on your retirement. May it give you all the opportunities you hope for, and may it be a blessing to you and your family. Share on my Facebook page. I “retired” 6/30/18. But sure there will be other retirements in my future. Michele Somerville, The Beach Girl Chronicles

  4. Happy retirement! My husband is a few years away from retirement, but we’ve already been discussing it. He’s not content without something to do, so he’s come up with a little side business that he can do at his own time and pace.


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