Oh my, dear Readers…OH MY. Retirement Yenta has been on a writing staycation! She has been holed up in her home like a typical Upper West Side Shut in. Your dear Yenta hopes that you have been reading up on past tips and trying out her favorite recipes during this oh-so-unusual-writing hiatus.
While your dear Yenta has had her mind on other projects, she has been up to something that has catapulted her to write once again. This little Yenta is burning her diaries. Recently, RY began to think about how regularly she goes back and re-reads the events of her life and how she dealt with anything that came up. She realized that all this re-visiting was not allowing your dear Yenta to move on. Besides, dear Readers, what is going to happen when your kidlets or spousal partner reads all your private thoughts once you have gone to that great retirement in the sky? This Yenta has come to the conclusion that it is time to start letting go of the past, looking forward to the future, and shredding any chance of her deep dark secrets getting out! Retirement Yenta suggests that one consider starting at one’s oldest diary and kissing it goodbye. Shred it, burn it, or stick a hand grenade inside it and pull the plug (you will want to do this last one somewhere in the middle of an open field when no one is around!). The most important part of this exercise is to destroy your diary completely…and as you do so, take a moment and reflect on how great it feels to let it all go.
Retirement Yenta says: Let go of the past and move on. Destroy your diaries so it won’t embarrass you when you’re gone.