I am so excited to be among all those baby boomers that are retiring. I could have waited until I was of legal age (more than 24) but when I did the math it would take me sixteen years to make up the difference in the paychecks. Who knows where I would be at that age.
I am in good health (so far as I know) and I would rather work when I want and travel when I want and not be tied to that alarm clock every day. The difference in the money is not as important to me as the sanity.
Tomorrow I will fly to Tennessee to visit with my family and attend my 45th class reunion (okay - I know I graduated before I was born). The reunion is sure to be a lot of fun. I have not seen some of these people since we graduated and that was a day or two ago. After that I will return to Spokane.
I am definitely looking forward to pursuing new interests and having fun seven days a week instead of two. Maybe I will even get the chance to blog every day.
After thirty years the day of decision has come
It is time to consider quitting and reducing stress
You fear you will be bored and have the doldrums
Time to slow the rapid pace and go out for recess.
It’s a good idea to take time for some relaxation
Working overtime results in multi-digit taxation
Take a boat and paddle to a quiet fishing spot
Retirement is your reward for that stomach knot
Lift the years of pleasing the boss and immobility
Place them on the table next to responsibility
Let someone else be at the controls; take a cruise
It’s time to put away those heavy work shoes
With all that rest and relaxation in a few years I will probably look just like this but there's one thing I will be sure to say...... It's quite a life!!!!
That's it for today!! And tomorrow will be the first of many wonderful days!!!