Location: Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil

After visiting Fortaleza, Brazil and feeling comfortable there, I decided to finally retire and spend some time persuing my dream: moving to Brazil. I'm spending six months in Fortaleza deciding if this is what I really want or if it is just one more step in my life. I have been fortunate enough to do everything I ever wanted to do, have had a good career in Air Traffic Control and am now ready to go out and have fun. I played jazz for many years and it is my second passion. I also just finished the first draft of my novel, "Song For A Sad Smile" and will work on researching my next book. My idea is that all of us should "Do the Dream" and follow your heart, no matter how old you are. The final question that you'll ask when your life is almost over should be: "Did I do everything I wanted to do?" If your answer is anything except "yes" then you're not living life to its fullest.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Second Post's John again...

I'm doing a second post just to see if everything is working OK...I'll be sending you all a notification that I have posted. Let me know if you get it. I haven't figured out yet how to attach pictures, but I'll be working on that later this week and will send out a few of my last trip to Fortaleza when I do.

I'm still here in Phoenix and have a week and a half to go before I'm out the door; I'm really enjoying this retirement thing, let me tell you!!! I'm getting a chance to visit friends and have good lunches and dinners and relax. The condo that I'm staying in is REALLY nice; I think that I might look for something like it when I get back.

Anyway, as I said, this is more of an experiment than anything. If it works, then I'll be almost ready to go.

I hope you all have a wonderful day....



Blogger Norman said...

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2:05 PM  
Blogger Norman said...

John, you rascal! You didn't tell poor Norm that you were finally going to do it. Nice el bloggo, btw. (A little latin lingo for you.) Well..I'm ready to be kept posted! Gosh! Oh...My son and his wife are planning to come down next summer. Neither have ever been in a plane before. I hope they come. I've been looking forward to it for a looong time! I'll send them your blog. And pps...Ralph is my secret blogger name. Don't tell anyone.

2:07 PM  

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