It’s a Phase

If you know me, you might know that I have a tendency to over-think things.

In fact, Sir Beads often says that I think too much! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hate to admit it, but he may be right about that . . .

I worry about things that “could” happen, whereas he was born with the blessing of not worrying until something “has” happened.


But, that makes us a good match; gives us balance – yin and yang.

And when you THINK about it (There I go again!), somewhere between no worry and too much worry is probably best!

Don’t ya think? ๐Ÿ˜‰


Oh man! She’s in one of those philosophical moods again.

Get to the point, Crystal!

Oh yes, the point. Well, during these last few weeks of retirement prep here, I keep having the same thought . . . It seems to me that retirement is really a phase – right up there with becoming a teenager! So many similarities.

I mean itโ€™s a whole new world for a person.

  • Youโ€™ve been looking forward to it, but you donโ€™t really know how it will go.
  • Youโ€™ll have more freedom (Thatโ€™s exciting.)
  • But there will be new rules as well.
  • You will have new experiences, but some of them will be unfamiliar; you’ll have no frame of reference, which can be unnerving. The unknown often is!

Then again, life is full of phases and it’s comforting to realize that they usually go just the way they are supposed to, albeit with a few bumps along the path. I’m not spending too much time worrying about it.

If I did – there’d be no time to make a sparkly little tennis-style bracelet!

Or several of them!

Or a pair of earrings to match my favorite of the bunch.

This color combo is GORGEOUS in person! Wish I could hand the earring to you right through the screen. Violet and soft aqua – delish! ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time,




It’s a Phase — 14 Comments

  1. Beautiful bracelets!!

    Well, I have the same “thought” issues as you. My grandson says I think too deep. My serious side is always at the top ready to turn an issue over and over and over think it. That’s not bad. We don’t jump in without thinking, do we. So if we fail, it wasn’t because we didn’t think it through. On the other hand, I wonder how many fun opportunities I passed on because I thought too much.

    O, well.
    xx, Carol

  2. I love the bracelets and I couldn’t pick my fav cause I really do love them all!

    Retirement is awesome. It’s also like becoming an adult – I get to decide what I do EVERY day! Woo Hoo.

    And it’s like childhood – I feel like I have earned the right to say what I think and if it offends someone I say ‘oh I’m sorry, forgive me, I’m old’ (hee hee) Great excuse.

  3. Beautiful!! Just beautiful. That set is my favorite too.

    Glad you are stopping all that thinking or we wouldn’t be seeing all these pretties. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I have been told not to over think it, and I have learned to relax a little. The bracelets are beautiful and so are the earrings. If retirement for you is anything like my friends’ you will be busier than ever, but it will be your choice of what you want to do. Sir Beads has earned it, and I hope he enjoys it.

    It was great to see all the posts last week, I miss everyone!

  5. My husband is an overthinker/worrier. I go more with the flow, what happens, happens! Everything usually works out in the end. You would not think that I would be this way with all of my OCD/control freak tendencies, but I refuse to worry about the future. It drives my husband crazy!!

    Beautiful bracelets & earrings!

  6. That is our dilemna, Carol . . . wondering if we might miss something fun by thinking about it too much ahead of time, but I believe that “thinkers” are wired that way from birth (and before), so whatcha gonna do? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Hey there, Clenna,
    Thank you for your enthusiastic words. ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s great to hear that retirement is awesome!
    (I like the part about speaking your mind too.) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Aw, Kelly,
    I miss you Kids, too!

    I don’t want to promise particular days, but I will be sure to post, at least, every week throughout the summer.
    We can continue to comment on a post if we want to talk to the group during the week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Ah Allison,
    You and hubby have the same balance as Sir Beads and I, but in reverse! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Opposites attract! lol

  10. You’re right thats an amazing colour combo!
    I try not to worry about things i cannot change but im still a worrier.Apparently i have a social anxiety phobia on top of everything according to the shrink….and i just thought i was shy:)

  11. Kelly Ann, I have learned to relax a little too. Actually, a LOT. I don’t get uptight or upset any longer. For anything. I wish I could say that for my hubby. He is learning though. After seeing how I handle things. I tell him, “control it, if you have control”. If not, let it roll off your shoulders. Adjust, make changes on the fly. As it happens, deal with it. Don’t sweat the unknown. He isn’t 100% there yet. But he is beyond the Baby Steps. He is getting there.

  12. Hi Michelle
    It seems so many things have a new term to describe them, lately. Many think that being shy is very sweet! (I’m so glad you are not too shy to visit here with us!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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