Greetings from seat 22C, somewhere over the Atlantic en route to Ireland and England.

Wow, that came up fast! When I decided last September to take our first mini retirement sometime in 2014, it seemed more like a thought experiment than an impending reality. Fast forward 9 months and I found myself knee deep in the inevitable mad scramble to finish things up and get out the door. That just goes to show you that no matter how much time you give yourself to do something, you’ll always want a few days more.

I’ll be posting pictures from the trip on my Instagram account and I’d love to have you follow along. You can either look me up (my user name is jrhearn) or just click on the little Instagram icon in the “Connect With Us” box at and then click “follow.”

That’s it for today, but I’ve got several posts in the hopper, starting with one that attempts to answer some of the most common questions that I received from all of you as I prepared for this trip.

Have a great week and remember…Life is short.  Be intentional.


One month ago I left for a mini-retirement. Here's what happened.
The fierce urgency of now