Friday, April 29, 2011

The Journey Begins

My name is Cheryl.  Today I turned 55.  One year from now I will retire from Corporate America.  This is my journey.
This will be a journey of self-discovery as well as a journey into the adventures that await me as a retiree.  What will I do?  What do I need to do now, while I’m still working, to prepare?  And of course, will I drive my husband crazy?
This is a practical journey.  I have a year to get ready.  I have a year to plan.  I have a year to scope out the resources I will want to take advantage of. 
This is not a financial journey.  I’m not here to describe how we plan to fund our retirement.  Many others, better versed in financial planning, have that space covered.  I will, however, identify any expenses that we hadn’t thought of as we did our version of financial retirement planning, and track them over the year.
The journey begins…