Natalie Wester: Mid-life Reimagined in Lourinhã

Play episode
retire in portugal,natalie wester,moving abroad over 50,lourinha

In this episode of the Blaxit Global podcast, I reunite with Natalie Wester who was featured in the Condé Nast article I wrote, How to Retire in Portugal: A Complete Guide, and our popular Moving Abroad Over 50 panel on our YouTube channel.

Natalie Wester is a former second-grade teacher and National State Teacher of the Year who retired from teaching as a second career at 59. A radical reinventor, permission-giver, and storyteller, she encourages midlife women to give themselves permission to change the life they’re living so they can live a life they love.

By 60 she became a solo around-the-world traveler and recovering social media avoider. At 61, she launched The Hot Goddess blog for midlife women and started a “blackboard to bourbon” journey by developing a Midlife Reimagined Apprenticeship and becoming a whiskey distillery intern. At 62, she became an expat and now calls Lourinhã, Portugal home.

Mentioned in the Episode:

Follow Natalie on Instagram:

Check out The Hot Goddess Blog

Watch Natalie in our Moving Abroad Over 50 YouTube panel

How to Retire in Portugal – Condé Nast Traveler

$10 discount with Bordr on NIF & bank account –

Learn European Portuguese: Try Portuguese with Carla –

Transfer money using Wise –

Save 10% with Start Abroad Services (Portugal, Panama, Costa Rica, Spain) –

Chrishan Wright is an award-winning digital marketing expert and creator of Blaxit Global. She is a loving mother to two children, an avid traveler, and an aspiring expat. Since creating Blaxit Global, Chrishan's been featured in The New York Times, Huffpost, PBS, InStyle Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, Travel Noire, and more. Chrishan is the recipient of the "40 Under Forty" award from The Network Journal Magazine. In 2019, Chrishan was recognized for her work on the Advil PM brand with the Gold ARF David Ogilvy Award.

Join the discussion

More from this show

Episode 55