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The Joy Of Change

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: The Fourth Quarter | Read Time: 1 minute, 45 seconds
Two weeks ago I was in Jacksonville for my forty-fifth high school reunion. Yeah, can you believe it? Forty-five years. That number amazes me too. I had a wonderful time reconnecting with friends that I hadn't seen or talked to since our high school graduation. We discussed our careers, parents, children and grandchildren. While the conversations were br...
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Monday Musings

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: The Fourth Quarter | Read Time: 2 minutes, 18 seconds
Spring fever has a grip on me. The browns, blacks and whites of winter have been replaced with the primary colors of spring. Lemon yellow tulips, azure skies and spring green leaves lift my spirit and call to me to head out of doors.  After such a long, cold winter it's good to see the return of milder temperatures. I hope you forgive me for putting on hold our discussion o...
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Finding Balance: Living In The Moment And Planning For The Future

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: The Fourth Quarter | Read Time: 2 minutes, 41 seconds
Recently a family member asked for advice on how to balance living fully in the moment with planning for the future. This question brought to mind the days when my kids were still young and in school. More than one Sunday evening Matthew or Kathryn declared that a book report, a difficult to source poster board or a dozen cupcakes wa...
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4 Things To Do To Find A New Job In The Fourth Quarter

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: The Fourth Quarter | Read Time: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
I'm not a professional career counselor or coach but I was asked recently what I thought were good jobs for people in the Fourth Quarter. My first response was to ask, what are you are trying to accomplish? Are you bored in your current job? Do you want to earn more money? Or do you want more free time? What is your reason for changing jobs? Once that is clear, I feel the Fourth Q...
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Four Reasons To Change Jobs In The Fourth Quarter

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: The Fourth Quarter | Read Time: 4 minutes, 15 seconds
[United States Botanic Garden]I've been blogging about retirement over the last couple of weeks and given my research and your comments, it's clear not everyone is going to cease working. (Cease working is the dictionary meaning of the word retirement.) Many people will continue to work because they want to work but others will continue to work beca...
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Make A New Plan, Stan

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: The Fourth Quarter | Read Time: 2 minutes, 9 seconds
[Thinker On A Rock]Today I am going to explore the art of planning for the Fourth Quarter. You have a vague sense of the changes you want to make in the Fourth Quarter of your life but you aren't clear on how to get where you want to be. The first step is to make a plan. While money isn't the only driver in life, for any plan to work you need to k...
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