Ever feel there are a million things to do in a day? And a million more to complete within a year? How can there be so many things to do in a retiree’s life? Where to begin? What to do? Can I still fit my daily nap in … only joking as I have not figured out the “art of napping”. I hear it is a good thing. Silly of me to ever think my retired life would be slow, or slow down.
As I enter a new decade in a few months, I liked a quote reminding me the first decades of my life were for research and now I can get on with the crux of what I have been wanting to do. For many years I worked hard in the educational world to ultimately enjoy international travel with no need to only schedule trips during school breaks. I have been to 23 countries so far with so many more to visit, but unfortunately Covid-19 has slowed my international travel progress. The past couple of years I was to be in at least 6 more countries new to me! With my life goal of wanting to see the world, six is a huge number and months of travel put on hold! When will I get to these missed countries? When will I see more of the world? This retiree is not getting younger … hmmm … maybe I should check into the “art of napping”.
I anticipate 2 more years of virus anxiety around the world because people vary in their protection from the virus. As a result, I am hopping to another travel goal for the upcoming 2 years! The USA and Canada are beautiful countries. I hope to combine bird-watching, bicycling bike paths and rural roads, photography, and discovering unique places and people within each of these countries. They are similar hopes to any of my international travel goals, since I always wish to wander and travel with flexible travel plans. My goal is to move on living my life while I can! To many individuals who are older than me remind me to do so! And while I know they are probably right, it has taken me a bit of time to get going again.
Time to travel … with a new van … converted within to my needs …. and in time we’ll see how it turns out … and then time to hit the road! I am hopping onto a new idea; wish me luck!