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Debunking The Retirement Myth

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 1 second
When I was a senior in high school, my peers and I were regularly asked where we were going to college. The assumption was that I along with the rest of my schoolmates would be heading off to college the next fall after graduation. The idea that college might not be in our future was never discussed. Today we are regularly asked about our plans for ret...
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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 27 seconds
{The National Anthem at the Nicks Game}I get on a "kick" every once in a while; what is a kick you might ask? A kick when you decide out of the blue you must do something that is out of the ordinary in your life. An example would be a couple of years ago, I decided Marty and I had to see all the Best Picture nominations before the broadcast...
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Flips Flops In February

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 4 seconds
Yesterday it was 72° and sunny here in Jacksonville, which was quite the contrast from the single digit temperatures I left behind in New York. I soak in the warmth and sit on the front stoop to watch my grandkids play so I can be outside on such a glorious day. But I will tell you a secret; another part of me misses the camaraderie of braving the New York winter. 
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Sabbatical Update Or Has It Really Been 6 Months?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds
On August 1 this past year the green flag dipped and my sabbatical year roared to a start. The image of a starting line and revving engines is the perfect metaphor for August but as I rounded the bend in September the race morphed into more of a Sunday afternoon drive. You might think I'm disappointed that my sabbatical year so quickly went into a new direction but I'm not. At first...
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Bumper Sticker Wars

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 12 seconds
Social media is the land of one liners and real time critiques. Sometimes it is amusing and clever while at others it's unkind, crude or at the extreme frighteningly malicious. Take the above placard. On the surface it's encouraging to women who are striving for income parity and job opportunity in the workplace. You can almost hear the...
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The Year Of Firsts

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 55 seconds
It's been two weeks since the ball dropped and 2014 was officially ushered in. It didn't take long for me to get back into my routine; I love routines.  My New Year's routine includes exercise, a more wholesome diet and dedicated work hours. I traded in my flute of Champagne for a bottle of water. Even though I've stepped it up at work, I've taken some time to decompress in the evenings from th...
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