Welcome to Redondo Reflections

Let me introduce myself.  I am a middle-aged woman who lives in Redondo Beach, California.  My husband of 30 years retired a year ago, and has been struggling to find a new sense of purpose and activities to fill his days.  He is more than 20 years older than I am, and is also facing some of the challenges of aging,  so the past year has been quite a journey.

I still work at a high-level, busy and stressful job, but am in the process of transitioning to early retirement next year.  I’ve crunched the numbers every way I can think of, and have made a concerted effort to make non-work friends and find activities that I can take with me into retirement, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I am anxious.

My goal for this blog is to chronicle our journey through the next stage of life and reflect on my own experiences and learning along the way.  I expect to touch on matters of aging, personal finance, relationships, transitions, and probably much more.

I also hope to capture some of the joys of living in this beautiful part of the world and to capture the travels and adventures we are planning.

In other words, its mostly for me…but if someone finds it and gets some value too all the better.




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