At 63, Ive finally planned my first ever solo trip all the way to Australia!
All her life she wore multiple hats, juggled through work and raised her kids. Post-retirement, she reconnected with her colleagues and formed a group and planned a trip with them. Since then, theyve not stopped! Theyve gone on to take safaris and cruises and have gathered the best memories of their lives. The best part is, theyre all women! So far theyve been to 20 countries, the last one being Vietnam, and thats where she got her Travellers Hat - the hat that fits her best.
Her story: Ive always enjoyed keeping myself busy. All through my life, Ive worked hard and juggled multiple roles. I was a Psychology major but took extensive German language courses. Then I decided to take up a job in Air India as a traffic assistant but moved up the ranks to becoming a Deputy General Manager. I met my husband at work, fell in love, got married and had 2 beautiful children. After 36 years of service, I decided to retire from a full-time job, but I quickly realized that I wasnt ready to not do anything, and took up the role of an English teacher for the next 4 years, after which I retired properly 2 years ago. I was satisfied with how I had led my life my husband and I had juggled work so that one of us could always be there for the kids, we had worked hard and in honesty and created a beautiful life for ourselves. I always wondered, however, why retirement was synonymous with being idle. As I had more time, I began to reconnect with all my colleagues across multiple airlines who Id met through the years. We formed a sort of aviation - interest group and began to meet post-retirement 2-3 times a month. I realized that all our lives, our jobs had taken us to some of the most beautiful spots in the world, but we hadnt really explored and enjoyed ourselves. I began to put together an itinerary for about 10 of us girls to take a trip together and we had such a blast that its now become our biggest passion. Weve taken cruises, gone on safaris and explored like children! The best part is, were all women we never take our husbands along so youll find us all laughing hysterically in our bathing suits, either sunbathing or enjoying a cocktail in a jacuzzi on some remote island! So far weve been to 20 countries, the last one being Vietnam, where I got this hat from I absolutely love it! And guess what? At 63, Ive finally planned my first ever solo trip all the way to Australia! Im so excited, I feel like a teenager all over again!