It has been a quirky, crazy, unpredictable year and I for one am very happy to see it come to an end. We would like to thank each of you who stuck with us this year as we adjusted and adapted to our new normal. It was not the year we expected, but, it could have been much worse.
Maintaining a Retirement Lifestyle blog presented challenges this past year, but next year we plan to return to our regular Picture Retirement format as we resume travel in the first quarter of 2021. We will kick off our adventures with a trip to Jekyll Island to celebrate Valentine’s Day and join the treasure hunt for beautiful glass orbs. It is a repeat of a trip we made a couple of years ago and loved.
Barbados is still up in the air, with no conclusive dates, but Thanksgiving in the Cotswolds and London are booked! There will be a few road-trips inserted along the way, with hopefully another attempt at making an Alaska cruise and Canada happen.
In addition to sharing travel related posts, I will link to Thursday Doors, Sunday Stills and Trent’s Weekly Smiles as often as I have something to share. In 2021 my monthly wrap-ups will be sorted under Mind, Body and Spirit, where I will list my attempts to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Those categories will substitute for a WOTY (word of the year) and hopefully serve as a guide to living with intention.
We expect to receive our vaccines by April and while that is not an end-all, do-all, to the crisis, it is a place to start and will give us confidence to move about more freely. Of all the lessons learned during 2020, I think the most important for us was a reminder to be flexible, maintain a sense of humor, and be grateful for all that is good in our lives.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
In lieu of sending Christmas cards this year I made this little video to message to family and friends. Christmas is a time for love, laughter and good tidings. We wish you all those things and more. Enjoy!