All posts by Kathryn Avery

Kathryn Avery

About Kathryn Avery

When Kathryn Severns Avery’s husband, Chris, began contemplating retirement in 2014, she knew they had to quickly come up with a multi-faceted plan. They spent the next year discussing, sometimes heatedly, what they would do once he stopped working. On paper their plan looked exciting. They would head from Colorado to the 1891 sea captain’s house they bought and renovated in Rockland on Maine’s midcoast. But the reality of planning and implementing retirement was much different than expected. Kathryn has worked in radio, television, marketing, and public relations. She is the author of five books and has written articles on interior design and crafts for national and regional publications including Romantic Homes, Log Homes Illustrated, The Rocky Mountain News and Colorado Homes and Lifestyles.

Researching retirement locations

“Why are people who retire here so surprised that our winters are cold?” my realtor friend asked me the other day at coffee in Rockland. “Do they not do their research?” The answer is many of them do, but maybe not enough to understand all the factors one should consider in a relocation decision. Retiring […]

Overcoming retirement existential angst

Contemplating retirement prompts lots of questions including soul-searching, existential, ones. Will your answers lead you to challenge that ageism that baby boomers exacerbated with our “never trust anyone over 30” mindset? Will you embrace new possibilities and redefine yourself and the meaning of aging? Or, will you just get older?