July 25, 2018
It’s finally here….after working full-time since 1972, I’m retired! Now that I have some time on my hands to do whatever I wish, I decided I’d like to start writing again….hence, this blog. (My friends and co-workers should get a good chuckle out of the title, I’m sure!)
For starters, I want to let everyone know that the word “retirement” does not necessarily have to mean that you’ve fallen off the face of the earth, or woke up overnight to suddenly find yourself incredibly old, wrinkled or so totally decrepit that you can’t get out of bed under your own power.
What I’m here to tell you is that there is one word that fully describes the feeling of “retirement” – and that is FREEDOM. No more alarm clocks to dictate when your day HAS to start; watches and calendars are only important for scheduling that annual trip to the doctor, dentist and eye doctor (and with all the apps on my Samsung Galaxy these days, I can easily schedule same – and with pop-up reminders, to boot! Ain’t technology grand!)
I now find I have the flexibility to go on a spontaneous bike ride on my new Schwinn with my sweetheart John…take the dogs swimming at a secret swimming hole in my new hometown (more on that later)…go work out, or just randomly shop…without the stress of having to squeeze in quality time around my usual cycle of work, eat, sleep, repeat.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride – maybe I can give you a chuckle or two as I share what the words “Happy Retirement” mean to me!