Retirement Lifestyle- Endless Summer Vacation

We last spoke with Barbara about a month ago and she is still in the . She said it is like she is on an endless summer vacation.

Barbara and her husband were planning a trip to St. George Utah, but they decided since she is retired…


by Barbara Mock

One of the many blessings of retirement is the opportunity to help out my son and daughter-in-law. Now that I’m retired, whenever they need a Nana to “stand in the gap” they know they can call. If my schedule is open, I’m there!

As working parents and…


By Barbara Mock

Zion and the Kolob Arch

During our desert southwest road trip, on the day we took a break from golf, my husband decided we should take a 14 mile hike to the Kolob Arch. Yes, you read that right, Fourteen Miles!

Zion National Park is huge and the main event, so to…


by Barbara Mock

Barbara Mock's Retirement Journey to Snow Canyon and Angel Bird

One morning on our road trip we took a break from golf and went to Snow Canyon State Park in Utah. Just about 20 minutes from the town of Saint George, Snow Canyon is an overlooked gem of a park.

They’re many different kinds of trails…


The Honeymoon Stage of retirement

Starting in August of 2020, we started following the life of a pre-retiree. The goal was to follow her from pre-retirement through the retirement process so you and I can live vicariously through her experience. …


By Barbara Mock

Because Canada was closed last summer (and still is as of April of 2021) due to the pandemic, we weren’t able to use our timeshare week in Whistler, British Columbia for 2020. …


Farewells During a Pandemic

Retirement is a time that marks the passage from a life full of work to a life of leisure, accomplishment, and choice. As most people feel defined by their job, that transition to retirement is not always easy. Like other major life transitions, it can be filled with various emotions…


by Barbara Mock

A good friend of my husband generously invited us to share his condo in Saint George, Utah for a week in May. Now that I’m retired and not tied to a work or vacation schedule we decided to do something that we haven’t done in years, a…


by Sharon Wagner

Part time work in retirement

Have you considered breaking out of retirement and returning to work? If so, a part-time job can be a great way to boost your income, but there are seniors should consider a new gig. It’s a chance to stay connected with others, enjoy mental stimulation…


By Barbara Mock

I’m finding that one of the challenges of retirement, especially if you are the first of your friend group to retire, is that everyone else is working. At this age, it can be hard to make new friends who share the same interests.

My most pleasant surprise…

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I'm the host of Rock Your Retirement, which discusses Social & Family, Adventure & Travel, Volunteer & Philanthropy, Spirit, Sandwich Generation issues and Sex.

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