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.
While I was sitting in my “at home” office because of the COVID-19 epidemic I decided that I wanted to retire. I knew I had an 8 to 9-month timeframe. On my morning walks, I started listening to anything I could find about the retirement lifestyle.
I’ve been very fortunate in that financially we’re fine. We’ve worked with a financial planner for the last 10 years and feel prepared and ready.
But due to being very busy at work all these years with rewarding but high stress demanding job, I know what I’m retiring from. I just don’t know yet what I’m retiring too.
I used google to search for articles and information on retirement lifestyle and I came upon Kathe‘s podcast. I was so excited I started listening to the most recent podcasts. Recently I started working my way forward from the beginning each morning with my dog Sadie. I have been learning so much new information.
Then I found and joined the Facebook page but the next week I learned that she was announcing that she wasn’t going to continue with the podcast. I thought – “oh my goodness, that is terrible!” That same day I saw her post asking if there is anyone out there who is going to be retiring and willing to talk and I thought, “well that’s me”.
Kathe and I had the opportunity to meet each other in person over Zoom. She’s on the East Coast and I’m on the West Coast and I felt like we hit it off. In fact, I think she could be a new best friend! So I’m very excited to do this project with her.
I have no illusions that I have all the answers. In fact, I think my strength is that I have lots of questions. The answers will come as they come. She’s had so many people on her program that are so accomplished and interesting, I feel humbled to even be here and have a small part of this. But I’m grateful for the blessings I have and I’m ready to take this journey through to the end!
Barbara is the new star of the Rock Your Retirement show! For one year, she'll let Kathe Kline tag along as she goes through her retirement journey.