I grew up in a family that loved home rehab and decorating projects so carry on that tradition. I'm a pretty good do-it-yourself-er and give a try to repairing things myself before calling in the professionals. The challenge is great fun and the end product very rewarding.
I'm a late bloomer when it comes to travel - first real road trip in my thirties and first trip to Europe in my forties. That's all it took. Connecting with people and making new friends all over the world and from all walks of life is as good as it gets. Beautiful sites, interesting small towns and villages, new foods and cultures, getting a peak at how other people live - all help to bring perspective to my life and priorities.
I've been retired for a year and have discovered how wonderful it is to have more time to play, visit family and friends, and discover new opportunities for discovery and adventure.