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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 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 a 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!

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