December marked an important milestone for the Windsong Properties family as the newest residents of Marlowe in Woodstock became the company’s 1000th homebuyers. Ronald and Sondra Nierenberg moved into their new home in December and recently were joined by Windsong Properties CEO Mark Carruth and members of the leadership, sales and building teams for a surprise celebration.
Do What You Love
A Boomer Poem – inspired by e.e. cummings, Nelson Mandela, and Dr. Seuss
It always seems impossible until it is done
Nelson Mandela once said
That certainly applies to January days
When we don’t want to rise from our beds
Retirement is a strange word.
Traditionally, it means “to withdraw to or from some place,” as in, “I retired to my room to read,” or its most mainstream definition, leaving a job after reaching a milestone.
With our health and lifestyles being what they are, retirement from one’s job opens up a whole new catalog of opportunities, new adventures, our best days!
Do you have a plan for the best days ahead?
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
As we know, though, most New Year’s Resolutions are abandoned in the first few months (if not weeks) after they’re made, and research reveals that fear of change is a big reason why this is so.
Happy New Year, everyone!
It doesn’t matter if you stayed up to watch the ball drop in Times Square, or the Peach Drop in Atlanta – or simply watched the time on your digital clock change from 11:59 to 12:00… or if you went to bed at your regular time and woke up to the 70-degree weather that greeted us on Saturday morning; a new year fills us with feelings of hope, as we make plans for how we’re going to spend the next 365 days.
Doesn’t it feel like the holidays arrived quickly this year? Maybe it’s because we are able to resume holiday shopping and family gatherings, and seasonal parades and festivals are back.
Whatever the reason, along with the traditions we love sometimes come the feelings of overwhelm and stress, as we try to squeeze entertaining and spending and doing it all into a few short weeks at the end of the year.
Thankfully, mental health experts have great advice to help us celebrate and keep our health and happiness in balance:
While celebrating the holiday spirit this year, it’s also important to pay attention to your health – not only the watch-how-many-glasses-of-eggnog type of health, but also your financial health, to ensure your savings, investments, and spending are ready for 2022.
Financial experts advise investors and those who have retired – or who are planning to in the new year – to discuss changes that have occurred and plans you may have, as well as to review your current portfolio for opportunities in which your money can better serve you.
If you’re still recovering from the delectable Thanksgiving meal and exhausted just thinking about all the decorating, shopping, cooking (and eating), visiting, partying, and all the other -ings that come with December, perhaps you can take a break, climb in the car with a loved one or friends, and enjoy the deep breaths that come with “oohs” and “aahs” in abundance of a holiday light display.
Planning our “next chapter” includes dreaming about a lot of things, including pursuing a hobby, traveling, making new friends (and connecting with old ones), moving into a dream home in a friendly community, taking classes, and more. But many of us find ourselves taking on a role we never expected: that of caregiver for a loved one.
Since we “fell back” from Daylight Saving Time on its first Sunday, it makes sense that November is designated as Sleep Comfort Month.
Sleep experts recommend Six Tips for Better Sleep, that we can put into practice this month: