Monday, March 13, 2023

Mixed feelings...


😞I've decided to retire.  I'm really going to miss having a birds-eye view (from my office window) of sights like this water hazard on the golf course where the ducks and geese hang out.

😊I'm not going to miss sitting at the computer all day.

😞I'm going to miss my paycheck. 

😊I'm not going to miss the early bedtime.

😞I'm going to miss my boss.

😊I'm not going to miss being on hold for extended periods of every day.

     My last vacation was what got us thinking about it.  Two days into our Autumn vacation I tripped in Pennsylvania and did a face plant onto a  concrete driveway.  It left me with ten stitches in my forehead and a broken arm.  It happened to be my 65th birthday, and I spent it in an ambulance and an emergency room.  We then had a lovely trip straight back home to see a local specialist.  (I kid; I have almost no memory of the trip home thanks to the pain killers.)

    Life is too short.  We want to travel a bit more.  Carey wants to see more live baseball.  I want to complete more quilts.  

    So my job has been posted.  It's a long process, so it will still be a little while.  I think I'm looking forward to it.  Then I think maybe I'm not.

    I'm doing it, but it won't be a complete break (unlike my arm...har har).  I will be transitioning to part-time on an on-call basis.  I will still fill in occassionally when my replacement needs time off.

    I'm kind of at the point where I just want the waiting to be over, now that the decision has been made.

    Maybe I will get back to blogging regularly again.


  1. Oh my friend, how I can relate to every line of this post! I, too, will retire this year. You are so right, life is too short. We watched "Ticket to Paradise" and Julia Roberts said "Why save the good stuff for later?". Well, maybe we've both waited a little more later than some but that's ok, there's a big wide country, and world, out there, just waiting to be discovered in travel, activities, hobbies. I wish you the very best and look forward to your posts! xoxo

  2. A new uncharted part of your life journey - congratulations!

    1. Juhli, congrats on the house purchase/sale process AND the new grandbaby!

  3. Kathleen here. Grrrrr. I am signed in enough to blog, but not enough to comment. So frustrating. Anyway, just wanted to say I will be thinking of you, Pamela, as we both go through this. :)

  4. Congratulations! Enjoy every minute! <3


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