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Sharing our Blessings

After our long weekend at Priest Lake, our friends all had to return back to work. Since we had already driven so far and I had more time off, my husband and I continued southto Lake Pend Oreille and camped at Farragut State Park.I believe we may have been the oldest...

Practicing for Retirement

Practicing for Retirement

I had the opportunity for the past two weeks to “practice” for my retirement. Because of the pandemic all major family activities, weddings and travel were put on hold. However, I was thrilled that somehow we were able to put together a very impromptu getaway to the...

Things I like to do

Things I like to do

I’ve always been active. I was a sprinter in track during high school and I’ve been a snow skier since junior high. We live in an incredibly beautiful area, even if it does rain quite a bit. I enjoy hiking in the mountains around our home in what is called the Cascade...

Announcement Aftermath

Announcement Aftermath

On Friday afternoon, I sent out my official announcement email. On Monday, the words below of encouragement and congratulations were what I received throughout the day. Not to be morbid, but I’ve always wondered what it would be like to hear the words that might be...

A life reimagined

A life reimagined

A Life Reimagined - The announcement I know that after today everything will change.  I am sending the following email to my department to let them know that I’ve chosen a retirement date.  I’ve been nervous all day just thinking about it.  Am I doing the right...

Why?

Why?

Why am I doing this and how did I find Rock Your Retirement? So you might ask “why this podcast and this journal”?   The answer is: I really don’t know!” I’m not entirely sure what I’m getting myself into but I’m excited to work with Kathe and here’s how it happened. ...

Getting to Know Me

Getting to Know Me

Getting to know me I’ll start with the first and second chapters of my life.  Just a bit about myself and my family, my current work situation, and then some of my hopes and dreams as I move into the third chapter of my life.  I was born in the city of Seattle in...

Early Announcement

Early Announcement

Yesterday for the first time I told our county executive and some of the executive directors that I was going to retire. I was nervous all day. I think contemplating the idea of retirement and then actually telling people you’re going to retire and then putting a date...

Journal Entry 1

Journal Entry 1

This is Barbara Mock's First weekly journal entry.  She has agreed to come on the show on a monthly basis to tell us what is going on with her retirement journey.  She's also keeping a journal so we can keep up with her in between podcast episodes, and frankly, so she...

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  • Angie Strehlow who helps us get great guests that help us with our retirement lifestyle while keeping everything on track…and helps with these show notes!
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