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A Major Life Change (RVing)

Steve and I were fortunate to have mostly stable jobs during our careers. Beginning at an early age, we’ve both been good savers and have tried to manage our financial affairs wisely throughout our lives. When we got married, we worked as a team to continue saving for an early retirement, not knowing at the …more



We’re on the Road to Volunteer?

Where did I leave off last time? Oh, yes … it was June, 2015. Once again I was learning why God doesn’t always let us know what lies ahead around the bend. The first day on the road to Wimberley, Texas, heading west on I20 in our recently purchased old vintage motor home was a …more



Lets Hit the Road to Where?

~You cannot discover new roads until you’re willing to lose sight of your front door~ Since retiring, do you plan for your future, or do you go-with-the-flow? Rob and I decided when we got married thirty-some years ago to never plan too far ahead. Why? Because every time we planned, something else would come up …more



The Emotional Cost of Retirement

Needless to say how you deal with closing that door from your work life actually defines you in a different way.  Every retirement book I had ever read was right . . . During our journey through life work shores up our identity, anchors our private and social life, defining us to the world. All …more



The Full Life of a Centenarian

From the time I saw the first airplane fly over my house on the great plains of Oklahoma until the last time I climbed out of a cockpit at age seventy-nine, my passion was flying. Any pilot who straps a single-engine airplane on his back and flies across the Atlantic or Pacific even one time, …more



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Trading heels for tennis shoes

What woman wouldn’t want to trade heels for tennis shoes? Recently one of my retired friends said that was one of her favorite things about retirement. This light-hearted comment got me thinking about my 6 years of retirement and what I liked and disliked. Small things make me smile. The other day I realized that …more



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Is our moral fabric fraying? Moving right along into 2018

For months I’ve been ruminating about what to write next. Here it is the beginning of 2018—and as my niece posted on Facebook, “Two thousand seventeen has been a long decade.” That leads me to my problem. Where could I begin? Where would it end? Why bother? I’m just one person. What can I do? …more



Does Your Retirement Future Include Road Trips…in an RV Perhaps?

Confident in the belief that life was about more than the career that I enjoyed, I retired on August 13, 2015, with the intent to begin the next chapter of a life well lived.  To be sure, I would miss all of the things that everyone mentions when leaving the work force—the friends, the challenges, …more



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