I called my sister and a friend to tell them I had this time frame and ask if I could visit. A friend, Nuria, said she would be in Mexico on vacation at the time, and then she invited me to join her! Didn't take much for me to say yes. So this is my loose itinerary: LA (Story Expo), Mexico (Taxco), Marysville (sister), LA (wedding), Vancouver (class), Seattle (departure).
I don't know if this is HOW to retire, but this is how I'm kick starting it. And just maybe it will be predictive of my retirement story and also of my aim to do more with my writing. Hope you will follow my journey in this blog.