Planning Part 1 – Where to first?

I have been seeing a therapist during our lockdown. Being home alone for days, weeks and months at a time is really wearing on me, why I decided to reactivate my blog. She reminded me that retirement is actually going to come some day, in the not too terribly far off future. It has been brewing around in my head and to be honest the idea scares me. Both for what I want to do and how it will all work out without a paycheck. I want to travel and explore the world. One plan is to take my daughter on a river cruise after I retire. But I am thinking I really want to settle in somewhere for a couple months and explore, get to know the place and not just skim. Visit my roots and discover more about my heritage in Denmark, Norway and Bohemia. Or do I volunteer somewhere for a while? Maybe start housesitting? At her suggestion I have now started a Travel Planning Journal with places I want to visit. My first idea was Caye Caulker in Belize to decompress for a couple weeks. But where next is brewing around in my head and I don’t know where to start. Any good resources, ideas or suggestions out there?

My journal from Archer & Olive. It has great paper, lays flat, dot pattern, nice and white. Highly recommend.
My set up page, setting up my dreams for future travel.

My first step? Take a WordPress class to learn more about how to work this site! I signed up, just haven’t started yet so I am feeling around a bit blindly. đŸ™‚