(this is an exercise for a blogging course I am taking. if this reads like i’m introducing myself, i am. to those who already know me, bear with me as I learn more about blogging as I blog!)
I retired at 10:35 AM on New Year’s Eve day. With a broad grin on my face and a definite spring in my step I walked away from 30+ years of nine-to-five.
On March 2, just a little over a month from now, my husband, daughter and I will board a jet bound for Ecuador to start a new life as expats. We will have squeezed all of our worldly possessions down to six suitcases and three carry-ons and embarked on a new life in a new land.
And we want to keep in touch with family and friends. I want to document this adventure of a lifetime for our 11 year-old daughter through images, insights, recipes and personal musings.
I choose to go public to make access easy for those who want to keep in touch. To keep things simple for me. And to keep up with the times. I love to write and many have encouraged me to write more and this is one of the ways I plan to do it. We’ll see the outcome.
A year from now? I hope to be able to communicate fluently in Spanish on the blog. I’d like to have a growing base of readers and perhaps enough material from which to start a book. Or not. I’m open to whatever.
So this is a project of indeterminate length, really. But one that will help me be disciplined in documenting this wonderful next stage of our life.