Friday, June 14, 2024

 Retirement 101 

(aka Wash, Rinse, Repeat)

6/14/24: (Note: I just found this draft post, not realizing it wasn't published almost 4 years ago! Today starts my 2nd retirement, after working part-time for another educational publisher for almost 4 years. It's funny, finding these words I wrote so long ago. It feels different now, and I think I have a much better handle on how I'm going to be spending my spare time. We will see.


9/22/20: I'm now into my third week of my early retirement and what I find most rewarding is my empty calendar and my barely active email accounts. 

I've been filling my days with dentist, vet, doctor, and car service appointments – things I had trouble fitting in or I put off due to the pandemic, but it's nothing like when I was working.  

The thousands of unread emails and triple-booked meetings are no longer hanging over my head. It's glorious! 

I've also traveled a little bit more, quarantining when necessary. Retirement would be a totally different experience if it weren't for Covid. We shall see!