I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has taught at liberal arts colleges for more than thirty years. Most recently and for most of those years, I was on the faculty at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A few years ago, I embarked on the next phase of my life, retirement, and I am chronicling that experience here. This blog is not intended to be about retirement planning, but about the experience of retirement living.
I have entitled this blog “Stepping Into the Future” because I feel that I am stepping into my own future. I also feel that, as a leading-edge baby boomer, I am traveling a path that will, in the years to come, become the future of many other baby boomers to follow.
I am a single woman with no children, and the experiences I blog about will undoubtedly be shaped by gender, marital status and parental status. As I chronicle my experiences, I will use my training as a sociologist to reflect on those influences.
Please join me on my journey into the future.