January 19, 2018 Byron Thompson No comments exist

If you are at or near the traditional age of retirement, this series of blogs is for you.
I’ve made a study of what it takes to ensure a rich full and satisfying 2nd chapter of life. In these blogs I’ll be sharing the insights I’ve gained with the hopes they will be of benefit to you.

When Patricia and I were visiting with the various talented artists and crafts people at the Celebration of Fine Arts in Scottsdale Arizona we were exposed to a wide variety of different kinds of art. That wasn’t totally new to us as we’ve traveled, been to museums and seen fine art of all descriptions before, as I’m sure you have. The thing that made this experience unique was the artists were there and accessible. When I walked around the Picasso museum in Malaga Spain, I wondered what he was thinking when he painted or sculpted that particular piece of art. Here we could do that and more. I was able to interview several of them and explained that I was a writer and wonder if they faced the same types of challenges that I and other writers did such as discouragement or rejection. One of them Carl Rowe www.carl@carlroweart.com gave me a piercing lash of the obvious when he pointed out that there are different tastes in art and not everyone wanted his work but others did and by reminding himself of this he was able to deal with those issues.
I walked away aware of the opportunity I’d been given to talk to Carl and get that perspective on life in the artist/writer’s lane.
I’d encourage you to be alert to the opportunities you encounter on a daily basis.
For more ideas on achieving satisfaction in retirement send for my free chapbook, “5 Keys to Finding Happiness in retirement.

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