There is a place we are all searching to find. It feels like home. It feels like total acceptance and rest. We take part in endeavors – – work, hobbies, church, travel…and we are searching for something that feels safe. Something that feels easy and flows. Sometimes you find it in the people you connect with. Sometimes you find it in your experience, your senses – the cool ocean breeze, the taste of the wine on your palate, the hymnal, the sounds of the bustling city or swoosh of the snow under your skis.
So, 4 days before the final, I bought a plane ticket and a seat to the US Open. I debated only an hour or so. I shouldn’t spend the money, I shouldn’t take the time away from all my duties, shouldn’t shouldn’t shouldn’t. But I did.
Even in a rough market. Even in a recession. Even with gas prices and travel costs at a high.
Early August is always an emotional time for me. I don’t know if it is the
suffocating heat and fluctuating barometric pressure, or the shortening days
signaling the end to the lazier ways of summer, but I tend to feel a little down and
fatigued this time of year.
We don’t just suddenly change. We evolve. The typical financial planning projections focus on retirement as a one off occurrence in our lives. One day we are gainfully employed, the next day we are sleeping in, having lunch at home and playing golf.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our clients for your support as our firm embarked on an independent path this past year. One year ago, we transitioned our business from a broker-dealer to become an independent investment advisory firm affiliated with a Registered Investment Advisor.
Last week, I provided some resources and a checklist for caregivers based on the stage of care. I have condensed the list here for conversational purposes.
Last week, I shared some language and color around starting the conversation about caregiving loved ones. This week, I want to talk about the stages of care and offer tips and resources for each stage.
The most opportune time to have a conversation about caregiving is before you actually have to have it.
We care give because we care. But we need support for our role to do it well.
I often find that home at music festivals. It’s the participation of a like-minded group of people there for the good music and the positive energy.