In this episode, Betsy returns to the Rock Your Retirement Show podcast to give an update on her life since retiring four months ago. Initially, retirement felt unfamiliar as she embarked on a trip to Morocco. However, she now feels settled into her new retired lifestyle.
Betsy shares how she manages her time, mentioning regular appointments, errands, chores, and exercise as part of her routine. She also emphasizes the importance of incorporating fun activities into her days. A typical day for Betsy involves leisurely drinking coffee, solving Wordle puzzles, and engaging in physical activities such as Pilates classes, walks, or bike rides.
To keep things interesting, Betsy aims to participate in something new each week. Recently, she attended a free photography class at the Apple store, where she learned valuable tips on capturing architecture. She discusses using grid lines, the rule of thirds composition, unusual angles, and reflections to enhance her photography skills.
Outside of her personal pursuits, Betsy spends time with her mother-in-law at an assisted living facility and dedicates effort to learning Italian through the Babbel app for an upcoming trip to Italy. She also maintains connections with former colleagues and her boss, reinforcing her contentment with retirement.
Betsy enjoys reading, gardening with homegrown vegetables, and finding solace in the comforts of her home. Although her husband still works, he has the opportunity to witness Betsy's joyful retirement experience as he works from home.
In summary, Betsy expresses her delight with her first four months of retirement. She has embraced new activities, leisure time, and a sense of fulfillment that retirement has brought into her life. Betsy doesn't anticipate ever getting bored with retirement and looks forward to what the future holds.
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