I wrote in an earlier Celebrate the Small Things post
about finally making a decision but I didn’t tell what it was
because I hadn’t yet told the people that really needed to know.
Well, now they know so I can let everyone know.
As of December 30th I am…
! Retired !
At least for now.
I am not sure I will like not working.
I guess I will know in a few weeks if I like being retired.
If I decide I need more structure or connections I will look for a part-time job.
Until then I’m just chillin’.
Celebrate the Small Things
14 thoughts on “Decision reveal…”
Congratulations! Enjoy it while things are still quiet. From what I understand, retired usually means people are busier than before.
So far I have been doing very little. I keep thinking I have to go to work tomorrow. I do have a list of things I want to do that I have been putting off.
This is a BIG thing in life and a wonderful thing to celebrate with you! The freedom to decide how you will spend each day and which things merit your time and energy is wonderful! I know you well enough to be certain you will find ways to put that extra time to good use helping out in some capacity. Before long it will be warm enough for walks on Spring mornings! Teddy and Jack will love having you home more now too! You’ve worked hard and earned this, enjoy! ❤
It is a big thing! There may be too much freedom so I am going to have to work on some discipline. Hope that’s not going to be next year’s word! As for Teddy and Jack they have their own ideas on how to spend the day and most of it means ignoring me until their dishes are empty.
Wonderful news! It’s an adjust and I agree with the previous commenters. At first it’s a long vacation. Then you can’t figure out how you had time to work. You will work it all out for yourself.
One week in and it is like a vacation. Everyday I have thought I have to go to work tomorrow and start thinking about what I will wear, what I will take for lunch…
Yea for you! I know you will find things to do, and you will do it your way. You certainly have earned it. I hope you enjoy yourself and your boys. I look forward to reading about your adventures in retirement! Hugs.
I am not sure there will be adventures but who knows what I will find to do. I think I earned it…been on my own and working almost 52 years.
Congratulations, Patricia. Because this is a life change, it takes about two years to get used to the idea you’re retired. In the beginning, it feels like you’re on vacation and the free time feels luxurious. Later, when you catch up the little jobs you’d promised yourself, you find you have no purpose. Find your purpose and life is good.
I’m up at 6:30 every day and in bed by 11:00 p.m. I’m so busy, I don’t have enough time to read. Like Car says, you wonder how you got anything done when you were working. I have been retired for ten years last November.
Enjoy. 🙂 ❤
2 years! Oh dear, sounds like retirement will be more of an adjustment then I thought it would be. Do you set your alarm to get up early? By nature I am a night owl and early for me without an alarm is 8:00.
Wonderful! I hope you love every minute. Retirement has been the most marvelous thing for me.
I have mixed feelings. Retirement is my choice but still I wonder…
There are so many little this and thats you will find yourself having to do. I often wonder how I got all these little this and thats done when I worked full time. Used to complain about prices of this and that going up but now on fixed income and such are now a matter of concern. Rarely need an alarm clock or calendar now and that alone is liberating.
It is said that if you want something done ask a busy person to do it. If that is true I have a feeling not much will get done now that I am retired.
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