Screw Retirement - Doing it my way because I can.
It was either sit in a chair and vegetate or get out and do something, so I chose the latter. Since retiring five years ago (1/30/2015), I've sailed small boats three times to the Virgin Islands and Antigua (once through a hurricane), visited Italy for a total of five weeks and Paris for a week, hiked 1,925 miles of the Appalachian Trail and went on numerous other small adventures. It’s been fun so far, and I’m planning my return to the Appalachian Trail in late July of 2020 to continue my quest to complete the last 265 miles. In the mean time, my plans are to do a long section of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2020.