I love to walk! It’s my thing. I set out everyday in a different direction here at Hilton Head and I never get tired of the scenery. Sometimes I go toward the beach and walk the shoreline and sometimes I walk a neighborhood around here close to the marina or around Mom’s place in Wexford. Other days I set out to the shopping areas of Shelter Cove and zig zag among the shops and restaurants. Either way I don my Chacos from Intracoastal Outfitters and hit the road. Hey, when you are retired you have the luxury of time and this is how I choose to fill mine.
One of the best things about my walking time is that it gives me uninterrupted time to listen to podcasts. I have become addicted! One of my favorites is Rebecca Jarvis’ No Limits. She interviews women entrepreneurs and shares their stories. She is an excellent interviewer and I always come away from her shows feeling inspired by the women I shared my walk with. Recently, she spun off a fascinating new podcast called The Dropout. It is the story of Elizabeth Holmes the founder of Therenos who allegedly defrauded her investors out of millions. Take my word for it, it’s worth a listen.
Some days I’m in the mood for something short and fun. I might not feel like concentrating quite so hard while I listen. Those are the days I pick Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It. It’s fun to try to figure out who he is talking about before he reveals the subject’s name at the end. You learn a lot of fun back stories from his program. It’s very much like Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story from yesteryear.
Believe it or not there are days when I am missing my work life. I need to feel connected to the retail world or the fashion scene. It’s usually on days when the boat’s feeling small and the sky’s looking grey. That’s when I chose something from The Boutique Hub. It keeps me in the game and helps me know what the conversation is within the industry that I love.
It’s been said “Never stop learning!”, so while we have this time of adventure and leisure where everyday we are learning about the live aboard lifestyle and all things marina and boating, we are also each pursuing other avenues of learning. It’s a luxury one does not have when days are filled with work and responsibility. I don’t take that for granted. I know life can change in the blink of an eye and so I will keep on walking and let my podcasts keep on talking…in the words of our wise friends…”while we can!”.