Hi, thanks for stopping by our little island in the sun. We're Norm & Deb, and we retired in May 2017 at ages 56 & 52. We started blogging because we wanted to tell our story and stay in touch with friends old and new. Together we went on this journey because we wanted to live our lives on purpose, not on some version of autopilot that many people find themselves in. We also wanted to live someplace warm! So off we went to points South with a few detours along the way.
The blog is named for how we feel about this new life together. We're knee deep in it, whether it's going great (the only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair...), or when it's less than perfect (that's life baby). Everything's Gonna Be Alright.
If you are new here, you can take a look at where it all began (button below), and then work through the stories and places we've been. You can also click the Subscribe button to get an email each time we put up a new post (no Spam - guaranteed!).
So tuck in and enjoy the ride with us, and please send us your questions and comments!
Retired life isn’t all freedom when you have pets in tow. We discuss how to work with them when you want to see the world.
Many people are on the edge of a financial disaster and don’t know it. We talk about how to avoid that.
We discuss the fact that we left behind our friends, parents, and (adult) children when we took off on our adventures.