Saturday, August 22, 2009

Golden years on the Golden Isles of Georgia

My retirement merry-go-round, i.e. "living the world" retirement type ended - I resolved - two weeks ago, when I moved to the Golden Isles of Georgia, to live my golden years in a more stationary fashion, thus the retirement-merry-go-round blog comes now to an end.

June and July were filled with travelling all around the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, (I promise to record those travels in this blog soon, under appropriate dates) before I settled on the Golden Isles, with their sandy beaches, fantastic nature preserves and the famous marshes of Glynn.

I shall continue my encore (= retirement, part time ) career of non-profit consulting offering hands on organizational and fund development to non-profits both locally and - for short term assignments - internationally, to aid them during the recession, and after it - especially rural and remotely located organizations, since these usually receive far fewer grants than other nonprofits, often due to lack of professional resources and far fewer public support due to their remoteness.

As for the rest, I plan to enjoy the beaches, forests and marshes, and the neighboring historical city of Savannah and the nearest large city of Jacksonville, Florida - both at a distance of 70 miles. I plan to visit my daughter in Atlanta often, visiting friends there and taking it the cultural offerings I so enjoyed there: opera, ballet, theaters, museums, my book clubs... enjoy what's left of my life!

I have enjoyed this blogging adventure for the last two years and all virtual - and personal - friendships I developed through it.

Till we meet again! :-)



15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for you. I hope everything works out. It sounds like you picked a nice place. We miss all your adventures in Puerto Rico.

Jeff

Minerva said...

Thanks, Jeff :-)

Anonymous said...

Where are all the campers? The blasting booming partiers? Is the water too cold? Hey, and wait, where are the wandering starving dogs?

This looks pretty civilized Minerva - promise to embellish any adventures you have and think of us when you eat green food! katrina

Minerva said...

The water now is about 88 degrees. the parties = Jekyll Island Beach music festival was this weekend, but on Jekyll, which is mostly a nature preserve... save for some "tiny" "cottages" once belonging to Rockefellers and Vanderbilts. The picture is from san Simon - camping, noise and dogs on the beach discouraged.

As for embellishing adventures - which meaning of the word do you refer to: embellish as decorate (with pictures?) or embellish as exaggerate???.

Well, never mind, I think I could be capable of both.
;-)

freakandgeek said...

Welcome to the Golden Isles! I think you will love it. Moved here myself 6 years ago and do not regret it a bit.

I have set up a Golden Isles community blog -- anyone can participate. There may be some info there that will be of interest to you.

http://www.mygoldenisles.com

Again welcome...

Minerva said...

Thanks freakandgeek (lovely screen name, btw!). I'll check out the Golden Isles community blog.

Johan said...

Hello from Holland

Coffee and Vanilla said...

beautiful, I love the sky on last image... :)

zooms said...

Sounds perfect...wishing you every happiness Minerva...
it has been a pleasure reading of your adventures here on the merry go round ..
with love
zooms xxx

Minerva said...

thanks, zooms... I am glad I can still read yours :-))

nicka said...

Minerva, gdzie znowu zaginęłaś? :)

Minerva said...

Nicko, jestem aktualnie calkiem utopiona w nowych projektach... i zawodowych i towarzyskich... no i na korzystaniu z pieknej pogody...bo to super przyjemnie - nie bedac w tropikach - rozlozyc sie w listopadzie na fotelu na balkonie i czytac sobie ksiazki :-)) Zycie na emeryturze jest piekne... w dodatku w pieknym miejscu. ;-)

nicka said...

super :)

nicka said...

Minervo, wszystkiego dobrego w Nowym Roku :) przede wszystkim zdrowia dla Ciebie i Córki :)

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