About Me

In June 2015, my husband and I retired from our jobs our jobs in Beijing, China, where we had lived for the past fourteen years. Splitting the age difference, we retired at the collective age of 61.

In the time leading up to my retirement, if I had been given a dollar every time someone expressed disbelief that I would actually be content not working, I would be living on beachfront property right now.

Focused, organized, passionate and diligent, the words “relaxed” or “laid-back” were seldom used to describe me. Leaving international life behind, we purchased property on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We then began to navigate our way into retirement, and to living back in Canada.

This blog is about adventures, discoveries, and reflections. As I am a self-professed ‘research nerd,’ many posts include statistics and fact-finding that I have explored along the way. So far, my most common posts have been about family, travel, self-discovery, trying new things and ‘ah ha’ moments.

My favorite part of blogging is the interaction and connection with others. I have found great insights in the comments left. Don’t be shy, I would love to hear from you. And if you like what you read, please sign up to follow this blog. I’d love for you to take part in upcoming adventures. Hope to see you here again. Thanks for visiting!

Donna