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Practicing Retirement

- the planning begins

overcast 46 °F

This morning, a thin sheen of frost covered the windshield of the vehicle that I carelessly left outside last night. It's time to remember to put it to bed in the garage each evening.
The garden flowers have mostly died or frozen and the gladiolus that showed promise have been cut short of a full bloom. This is life in Canada.
After last years winter from the pit of Hades, many of my co-workers are beginning to express their trepidation at the looming monster we call winter in Northwestern Ontario. I feel the cold seeping into my bones already.
In fact, I have removed my office heater from storage and placed it in a foot cozying location under my desk.
But this year will be different.
After flitting away for 1-2 weeks at a time to escape the cold, this year we will be PRACTICING RETIREMENT!
That seems like a grand statement for a one month vacation. But we are on a 5 year plan to ease ourselves out of daily work and test our sense of what we will be doing with ourselves outside the bind of employment.
Now I know that those of you who know Fernando think he is already retired. He claims it. Having businesses does clear up your schedule when you have good people in place who know what they are doing. But we are taking this a little further. Life on a dime kinda further.
We have rented an apartment in Playa Del Carmen. This means not an all inclusive. But a place with a kitchen and laundromat. It is fairly close to the heart of a town about an hour south of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula.
I am so excited and very ready to leap into learning Spanish and walking everywhere.

So one of the first steps was to dust off our travel blog and get things started. There are a few of you who claimed to want to live vicariously through it, so here's your chance to subscribe and travel along with us. You might want to check out are trip to Africa to see what you might be in for. We hope to entertain you and ourselves along the way.

Posted by travelDIAS 16:48 Archived in Canada Tagged mexico planning retirement

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