The best laid plans of mice and men…..


Reading blogs has become my new favorite pastime. There are so many interesting people out there in the blogosphere living interesting lives.
When researching blogs my focus is always travel first, followed by women traveling, and for practical purposes, women of a certain age traveling. While I love reading about adventurous women in their 20s and 30s going off on their own around the world backpacking and living in hostels, I’m a little beyond that! I’m looking for a blog written by a kindred spirit, someone in their 60s living the nomadic life abroad. Anyone?
So here’s the plan. In the next few years when I’m ready to move on from full-time work, emotionally and financially, I’ll sell the condo and either put everything in storage or buy a downsized something, somewhere, move everything in and rent while I travel.  In the meantime I have clothes I don’t wear, books I don’t read, holiday ornaments I don’t bother putting up – just things – lots of unnecessary things. Time to start weeding out and either selling, donating or throwing out. The next challenge is deciding when to put the condo on the market so I don’t lose my shirt – I bought in 2006 at the height of the market! I know I have a few years to take care of all these things but experience tells me to start now so I don’t kill myself doing it at the last moment.

Reminders of past moves                                                                                           Reminders of past moves

The only problem is I don’t know where I ultimately want to live.   I may decide to move back to Canada where all my siblings reside – the drawback is the weather of course.

All these decisions could begin to get to me if not for the fact that I’m truly grateful that I have choices.   I’m fortunate.

You are never too old to to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis


I'm in my sixties with the world at my feet and thoughts mostly of "where to next?". I retired in 2017, sold my house in Massachusetts and most of my furniture and "stuff." When not traveling you can find me in Florida in the winter and Rhode Island in the summer. Travel has been a passion from a young age, over the years I've discovered I'm a traveler, not a tourist. I prefer traveling solo, with a travel friend, or small groups. Whenever possible I would rather spend time in one place rather than moving around. I'll never turn down an opportunity to go to France, but my travels have taken me all over the world. I've met some incredible people and had some fantastic experiences.

No Comments

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.