November 18, 2017 at 8:50 am #62658
Hi there! I’m Paul Carter.
I’m excited about retirement as a one time opportunity for daring adventure.
Part of my adventure is living in Guanajuato, Mexico to get away from winters in Massachusetts, USA. And I’m also here to experience the Latin American Culture.
I hope to learn from this community how to create an eCourse to share with others my age what I’m learning about how to live life as a daring adventure. You can visit my website here.
I look forward to seeing you around the mountain.November 18, 2017 at 8:57 am #62664
Hi @paulcj2 How lovely to meet you. Great intro video. I’m really looking forward to seeing and learning more about your great adventures, and the courses that you create here.November 18, 2017 at 9:40 am #62671
Thanks Mars. glad to meet you, too.November 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm #62698
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Welcome to the mountain @paulcj2, I love that you are living your own daring adventure and are sharing it with others. Just out of curiousity, what is your age?
Before retiring and living in Mexico, what was life like for you? What did you retire from?
Looking forward to sharing the climb with you and to helping you craft a course that inspires a culture of daring adventurous retirees!November 18, 2017 at 6:54 pm #62706
Thanks for your warm welcome.
I turned 82 in September. More about me at http://gorefire.com/about/
Before moving to Mexico I was living in Western Massachusetts. I lived in the third floor of an old farmhouse on a horse farm in the beautiful Berkshires. Life was great, but I kept feeling restless, like I needed a change in culture. So I started visiting Latin American countries for winters including the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. I loved Costa Rica, and planed to return. However, I met someone at a conference who described the town of Guanajuato, Mexico. I decided to visit on my way to Costa Rica, and got hooked after just a few hours. I came back to Massachusetts, let go of my apartment, sold everything except what I could fit into two roll-aboard suitcases and a backpack.
I’m now back in Guanajuato applying for temporary residency in Mexico. I plan to live in Guanajuato for six months out of the year, returning to the US to visit my kids in California for a month, and then living in Massachusetts for five months. Then I’ll go back to Guanajuato in time for their Cervantino festival of the arts in October 2018, stay through the winter, and repeat until I feel the call to a different adventure.
About “…crafting a course that inspires a culture of daring, adventurous retirees,” I spent some time today working on the “Journal Yourself a Theme” exercise. It is attached. Please see v2.
PaulNovember 19, 2017 at 3:46 am #62720
Welcome to the mountains – I like your energy and intentions – Hope I see you again in the mountains.
Bo from Copenhagen in DenmarkNovember 19, 2017 at 5:02 am #62726
Kari SpencerAdventurer@Kari Spencer
Hey, @paulcj2, I love your course idea. My mother moved in with us a year ago. She is widowed, and still pretty young at 73. We are encouraging her to look for her new chapter, her new adventures. She is going to Israel and Jordan on a trip next year, and we are thrilled for her. It’s a step in the right direction, but I know that there is more for her. A course like yours could really spur her on to great adventures. I can’t wait to see how your course progresses.November 19, 2017 at 7:59 am #62741
Thanks, Kari. Good for your mother! I’m discovering that many children elders are very interested. You may represent an perfect second ideal customer in addition to elders. I’d like very much to hear your concerns and develop an eCourse specifically for you. What are your primary concerns and questions about encouraging your mother into her new chapter and her new adventures?November 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm #62772
Attached is another more robust version of the Journal Yourself a Theme assignment. It includes
a possible new URL: <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>www.mydaringretirementadventure.com</span>
a sharper definition of the theme, i.e.
The hero’s/heroine’s journey – (ex. Don Quijote https://goo.gl/dSMYNN)
The Impossible Dream
The Journey is the Destination
Get Over Yourself
and a course outline: the 6 phases of Don Quijote’s adventure. See version 4 below.November 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm #62777
Attached is a document with my answers to the questions in the Trailhead/Welcome lesso<h4></h4>November 20, 2017 at 11:23 am #62865
Progress Log #1
How things went > I’m having a great time getting started.
I completed the “Journal Yourself A Theme” exercise. See version 4 attached above for the latest.
I completed “The Art of eCourse Creation Manual” exercise. See the attachment above.
Where I’m at >
I have some existing content that I want to gamify and start incorporating into the theme of “The Hero’s Journey.” The existing content is a PDF titled “What’s holding you back from your next daring retirement adventure?” (attached)
What I want/need >
I need some ideas on how to gamify this exercise and incorporate it into the overall hero’s journey (see Journal Yourself a Theme above).
What I’m going to do.
Start gamifying this exercise and create a micro course as the first part of the overall hero’s journey.November 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm #63006
I took a look at the Jack Nicholson / Morgan Freeman movie “The Bucket List” last night, as <span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>bradleytmorris suggested in his The Weekly Smoke Signal video coaching yesterday. I think it’s a great possibility for a theme as “The Deep Bucket List.” Attached is a start of my thinking about that.November 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm #63013
And here is my first blog post about that: http://gorefire.com/deep-bucket-list-part-1/November 22, 2017 at 12:25 am #63064
Hey @paulcj2 Loved your writing. You might want to pop over to the progress log campfires to keep us all updated. I can’t wait to read more.November 22, 2017 at 4:27 am #63095
Hey @mars. Thanks for your comment on my writing. I started at the progress log, but noticed the instructions to post the actual progress here in my original thread
“IMPORTANT: All of your logs should be posted as replies to your original thread. I will demonstrate below…”
I asked about that at the progress log, and <span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>bradleytmorris suggested I just go ahead and post my progress here in my original thread.
“You can just continue on with your other post @paulcj2 You’ve already started a great log.”
Maybe you @mars and <span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>bradleytmorris might discuss this, and let me know what’s best.
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