There is a lot to look forward to in 2012. At the top of the list for me is that this year will have me on the road to retirement. As of July I will quit working full time. I have a hard time thinking of myself as "retired" but the idea of no longer working full time has a lot of appeal for me. I will have the opportunity to work, doing the same job, on a part time basis, when and where I choose, so I will probably do that at least for a while.
As with most any big change in our lives, I have some mixed feelings about this change. I know that I can fill my time but I feel a little challenged about how I will fill it in a productive way. I'm not an artist or a gardener and any attempt I have made at doing crafts has been mostly a disaster. I do have 7 grandchildren and spending more time with them and being able to share more in their lives is one of the things I am really looking forward to.
I guess I'll just try to look toward it in the best way I know how....with a little humor.
Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.
The money's no better in retirement but the hours are.
I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work. So I do it three or four times a day.
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
Now I need to go start looking for some hobbies.