About Me


Hi, I’m Connie!

I’m so happy you’re here! I live in Colorado and can’t think of a better place to retire! The mountains and the sunny Colorado days are the best! I have two adult children and I’m an empty nester. As I enter my 6th decade, I’m planning for my future and thinking about retirement. 

I’ve always been a very organized person and have over 20 years of experience in project management and wedding planning. I’m a Certified Wedding Planner and I own Blue Skies Wedding Planning.   I’ve managed projects and events for commercial and non-profit organizations. I’m not a financial expert but I’m on a journey to get organized for retirement.

I’ve recently become a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant and I’m excited to share products that I absolutely adore! I love Mary Kay’s passion for inspiring women and making a difference in women’s lives. If you’d like to learn more, check out my website at marykay.com/conniecarmichael.

So with that background, I’m tackling getting retirement ready from an organized perspective.

My blog is for women, like me, who are preparing for retirement on their own. There is a lot of material written about retirement and finances, but most of the material is geared to couples. Since I’ll be entering retirement single, I want to share my knowledge and journey with you. 

I’m also a mother of adult children and a daughter. I love traveling with my family and sharing our adventures. Multigeneration travel has it’s own set of challenges and joys! A lot more planning needs to go into these trips to keep everyone safe and happy.

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I would love to share my knowledge and tips so you can learn along with me and be empowered for your retirement journey and your life. I’m looking forward to sharing with you!

Blue Skies!

Connie Carmichael