Since Feb I have enjoyed and settled into the Florida warmth, and because of cold temperatures, I used my backpacking pants’ less than a week.
As March winds to an end, my mind repeatedly drifts to traveling the roads in the vast western US and hiking/backing treelined canopy trails.
Although my focus has been to complete a short story novel for self-publication my various editors control the release timeline.
A relaxed state of mind in retirement leads to feeling no pressure, to accept a go with the flow lifestyle and although I set arbitrary timelines, I do not feel betrayed or frantic to complete the novels by any set date or time.
There is a gathering of travel writers, bloggers scheduled for September 20-22, in Austin TX. I have followed most of the speakers at some point during the past 3-4 years, and if you are interested in this lifestyle, click the link Travel.com to learn more.